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A Preliminary study toward developing a paediatric prehension classification and outcome measurement for upper limb deficiencies

A Preliminary study toward developing a paediatric prehension classification and outcome measurement for upper limb deficiencies
A Preliminary study toward developing a paediatric prehension classification and outcome measurement for upper limb deficiencies
Background and purpose: this paper presents the first detailed taxonomy for paediatric prehension classification and identifies prevalent grasp instances to contrast objective reference data within child and adult populations.

Methods: an observational study was undertaken with six healthy children between 6-10 years of age. Children were filmed completing three upper limb tasks via a head-camera and stand-alone camera. Video data was analysed alongside quantifiable descriptors to obtain both prevalence and breadth of grasp instances.

Results: the taxonomy developed represents the continuum of prehension patterns, alongside an observational account of the forces contributing to the grasps.

Conclusion: this preliminary study has resulted in the development of a detailed taxonomy of paediatric prehension. Further study with a larger, more heterogeneous, group of children is now needed so that the clinical utility of this study can be realised, potentially contributing to the development of paediatric upper limb outcome measures and rehabilitation protocols.
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Wainwright, K
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Wainwright, K
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Wainwright, K, Sims, T and Metcalf, Cheryl (2019) A Preliminary study toward developing a paediatric prehension classification and outcome measurement for upper limb deficiencies. Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Journal. (In Press)

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Background and purpose: this paper presents the first detailed taxonomy for paediatric prehension classification and identifies prevalent grasp instances to contrast objective reference data within child and adult populations.

Methods: an observational study was undertaken with six healthy children between 6-10 years of age. Children were filmed completing three upper limb tasks via a head-camera and stand-alone camera. Video data was analysed alongside quantifiable descriptors to obtain both prevalence and breadth of grasp instances.

Results: the taxonomy developed represents the continuum of prehension patterns, alongside an observational account of the forces contributing to the grasps.

Conclusion: this preliminary study has resulted in the development of a detailed taxonomy of paediatric prehension. Further study with a larger, more heterogeneous, group of children is now needed so that the clinical utility of this study can be realised, potentially contributing to the development of paediatric upper limb outcome measures and rehabilitation protocols.

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Accepted/In Press date: 25 September 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 435063
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/435063
ISSN: 1368-7360
PURE UUID: cecdfe90-205c-40fd-8c9c-474d8d598cfd
ORCID for Cheryl Metcalf: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-6066

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Date deposited: 21 Oct 2019 16:30
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 02:54

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Author: K Wainwright
Author: T Sims
Author: Cheryl Metcalf ORCID iD

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