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Psychometric evaluation of spinal assessment methods to screen for scoliosis in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.

Persson-Bunke, Måns LU ; Czuba, Tomasz; Hägglund, Gunnar LU and Rodby Bousquet, Elisabet LU (2015) In BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 16(1).
Abstract
In cerebral palsy (CP) there is an increased risk of scoliosis. It is important to identify a progressive scoliosis early-on because the results of surgery depend on the magnitude of the curve. The Swedish follow-up program for cerebral palsy (CPUP) includes clinical examinations of the spine. The reliability and validity of the assessment method have not been studied. In this study we evaluate the interrater reliability of the clinical spinal examination used in CPUP and scoliometer measurement in children with CP and we evaluate their validity compared to radiographic examination.
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10.1186/s12891-015-0801-1
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  title        = {Psychometric evaluation of spinal assessment methods to screen for scoliosis in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.},
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