Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
ISSN-L : 0915-5287
Review Article
Upper limb function evaluation scales for individuals with cerebral palsy: a systematic review
Cibele Almeida SantosRenata Calhes Franco de MouraRoberta Delasta LazzariArislander Jonathan Lopes DumontLuiz Alfredo Ferreira BraunClaudia Santos Oliveira
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2015 Volume 27 Issue 5 Pages 1617-1620

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[Purpose] The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the scales and methods most often used for the evaluation of upper limb function in individuals with cerebral palsy. [Materials and Methods] Searches were conducted in the Medline, PEDro, Lilacs, Scielo, and PubMed databases. The following inclusion criteria were used for the selection of articles: randomized controlled study, evaluation of upper limb function in individuals with cerebral palsy, and publication between 2006 and 2014. The methodological quality of the articles was evaluated using the PEDro evidence scale. [Results] Five articles met the inclusion criteria and achieved 6 points or higher on the PEDro scale of methodological quality. [Conclusion] The studies analyzed used different evaluation scales, but no consensus has been reached thus far on which scale is the most appropriate. Thus, further studies are needed to establish an adequate method for the evaluation of upper limb function in individuals with cerebral palsy.

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