Reliability of Ashworth and Modified Ashworth scales in children with spastic cerebral palsy.


MUTLU A. , LİVANELİOĞLU A. , GUNEL M.

BMC musculoskeletal disorders, vol.9, pp.44, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1471-2474-9-44
  • Title of Journal : BMC musculoskeletal disorders
  • Page Numbers: pp.44

Abstract

Background: Measurement of spasticity is a difficult and unresolved problem, partly due to its complexity and the fact that there are many factors involved. In the assessment of spasticity in the pediatric disabled population, methods that are easily used in practice are ordinal scales that still lack reliability. A prospective cross-sectional observational study was planned to determine the reliability of the Ashworth Scale (AS) and the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP).