Prescribing upper limb orthoses for children with cerebral palsy: a Q methodology study of occupational therapists’ decision making

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Simon Garbellini, Melinda Randall, Michael Steele, Catherine Elliott and Christine Imms. (2019) Prescribing upper limb orthoses for children with cerebral palsy: a Q methodology study of occupational therapists’ decision making. Disability and Rehabilitation. 42(18), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1573931
AuthorsSimon Garbellini, Melinda Randall, Michael Steele, Catherine Elliott and Christine Imms
Abstract

Purpose: This study identified occupational therapists’ viewpoints that guide their practice of upper limb orthosis prescription for children with cerebral palsy (CP).

Methods: A qualitative study utilising Q methodology explored participants’ viewpoints. Thirty-nine occupational therapists (38 females) were purposively recruited to rank statements generated from interviews of experienced clinicians and peer reviewed and published literature. Statements about reasons for orthoses prescription, were ranked according to what guides decision making the most to least. Data from ranked statements were analysed using by-person factor analysis to reveal the different ways statements were grouped. The resultant factors, based on the average arrangement of statements associated with each factor, were interpreted and named as viewpoints.

Results: Viewpoints identified: 1. Potential effect of the orthosis (n = 12 sorts); 2. Biomechanical presentation (n = 12 sorts); and 3. Client/therapist relationship (n = 10 sorts). The “Client’s goals” statement was ranked highest across all viewpoints.

Conclusions: Viewpoints identified may inform development of clinical guidelines. Further research is required to (i) identify valid and reliable classification and assessment tools to guide decision making; and (ii) establish the mechanism of the effect of orthotic intervention by considering the link between the biomechanical purpose of the orthosis (e.g., mobilise tissue) and aim of intervention (prevent contracture).

Implications for rehabilitation
Q methodology provided an opportunity to identify viewpoints of occupational therapists that guide their upper extremity orthosis prescription decision making.

Consistent with best-practice, clients’ goals were the primary focus of decision making in each viewpoint.

It is recommended that clinicians consider the identified viewpoints; 1) the potential effects of the orthosis, 2) the biomechanical presentation of the child, within 3) an established client/therapist relationship when prescribing upper extremity orthoses.

Practice guidelines to inform upper limb orthotic intervention may be developed using the identified viewpoints.

Keywordsupper limb; orthoses; cerebral palsy; child; occupational therapy
Year2019
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Journal citation42 (18), pp. 1-11
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN0963-8288
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2019.1573931
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Laslett, Mark, Steele, Michael Craig, Hing, Wayne, McNair, Peter and Cadogan, Angela. (2014) Shoulder pain patients in primary care - Part 1: Clinical outcomes over 12 months following standardized diagnostic workup, corticosteroid injections, and community-based care. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 46(9), pp. 898 - 907. https://doi.org/10.2340/16501977-1860
Use and validation of the balance outcome measure for elder rehabilitation in acute care
Kuys, Suzanne, Crouch, Tom, Dolecka, Urszula, Steele, Michael and Low Choy, Nancy. (2014) Use and validation of the balance outcome measure for elder rehabilitation in acute care. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 42(1), pp. 16 - 21.
The neurological hand deformity classification for children with cerebral palsy
Georgiades, Melissa, Elliott, Catherine M., Wilton, Judith, Blair, Eve, Blackmore, Marie and Garbellini, Simon. (2014) The neurological hand deformity classification for children with cerebral palsy. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 61(6), pp. 394 - 402. https://doi.org/10.1111/1440-1630.12150
The effects of multimodal exercise on cognitive and physical functioning and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in older women: a randomised controlled trial
Vaughan, Sue, Wallis, Marianne, Polit, Denise, Steele, Michael Craig, Shum, David and Morris, Norman. (2014) The effects of multimodal exercise on cognitive and physical functioning and brain-derived neurotrophic factor in older women: a randomised controlled trial. Age and Ageing. 43(5), pp. 623 - 629. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu010
Rasch analysis of The Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function
Randall, Melinda, Imms, Christine, Carey, Leeanne and Pallant, Julie. (2014) Rasch analysis of The Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 56(7), pp. 665 - 672. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.12391
Perception and responses to different forms of aqua-based exercise among older adults with osteoarthritis
Fisken, Alison L., Waters, Debra L., Hing, Wayne A., Steele, Michael Craig and Keogh, Justin W.. (2014) Perception and responses to different forms of aqua-based exercise among older adults with osteoarthritis. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education. 8(1), pp. 32 - 52. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijare.2013-0007
A prospective evaluation of missed injuries in trauma patients, before and after formalising the trauma tertiary survey
Keijzers, Gerben B., Campbell, Don, Hooper, Jeffrey, Bost, Nerolie, Crilly, Julia, Steele, Michael Craig, Del Mar, Chris and Geeraedts, Leo M.G.. (2014) A prospective evaluation of missed injuries in trauma patients, before and after formalising the trauma tertiary survey. World Journal of Surgery. 38(1), pp. 222 - 232. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-013-2226-z
Interrater reliability and clinical utility of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC_PART) in an inpatient rehabilitation setting
Radia-George, Camilla, Imms, Christine and Taylor, Nicholas. (2014) Interrater reliability and clinical utility of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool (PC_PART) in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 68(3), pp. 334 - 343. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.009878
Introduction of an acute surgical unit: Comparison of performance indicators and outcomes for operative management of acute appendicitis
Lancashire, John F., Steele, Michael Craig, Parker, D. and Puhalla, H.. (2014) Introduction of an acute surgical unit: Comparison of performance indicators and outcomes for operative management of acute appendicitis. World Journal of Surgery. 38(8), pp. 1947 - 1953. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-014-2497-z
Preparatory teachers' perceptions of school readiness : a survey of Victorian teachers
Imms, Christine, Froude, Elspeth, Joffe, Beverly, Heine, Chyrisse, Merrigan, Celeste and Serry, Tanya. (2014) Preparatory teachers' perceptions of school readiness : a survey of Victorian teachers. The Australian Educational Researcher. 41(1), pp. 109 - 124. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-013-0126-8
Strategies that facilitate participation in family activities of children and adolescents with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities: Parents' and personal assistants' experiences
Axelsson, Anna Karin, Imms, Christine and Wilder, Jenny. (2014) Strategies that facilitate participation in family activities of children and adolescents with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities: Parents' and personal assistants' experiences. Disability and Rehabilitation. 36(25), pp. 2169 - 2177. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.895058
The effectiveness of quarter turn from prone in maintaining respiratory function in premature infants
Montgomery, Karly, Low Choy, Nancy, Steele, Michael and Hough, Judith. (2014) The effectiveness of quarter turn from prone in maintaining respiratory function in premature infants. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 50(12), pp. 972 - 977. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.12689
Participation of children with intellectual disability compared with typically developing children
King, Matthew, Shields, Nora, Imms, Christine, Black, Monique and Ardern, Clare. (2013) Participation of children with intellectual disability compared with typically developing children. Research in Developmental Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2013.02.029
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Williams, Katrina, Brignell, Amanda, Randall, Melinda Joy, Silove, Natalie and Hazell, Philip. (2013) Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 8, pp. 1 - 51. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD004677.pub3
Crunch Time: How did the students perform?
Steele, Michael Craig and Sugden, Steve. (2013) Crunch Time: How did the students perform? International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. 44(1), pp. 143 - 152. https://doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2012.662302
Intensive therapy following upper limb botulinum toxin A injection in young children with unilateral cerebral palsy : a randomized trial
Hoare, Brian, Imms, Christine, Villanueva, Elmer, Rawicki, Hyam Barry, Matyas, Thomas and Carey, Leeanne. (2013) Intensive therapy following upper limb botulinum toxin A injection in young children with unilateral cerebral palsy : a randomized trial. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.12054
Measurement properties of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool: A systematic review
Darzins, Susan W., Imms, Christine and Di Stefano, Marilyn. (2013) Measurement properties of the Personal Care Participation Assessment and Resource Tool: A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation. 35(4), pp. 265 - 281. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.690819
Children with cerebral palsy and periventricular white matter injury : Does gestational age affect functional outcome?
Harvey, Adrienne, Randall, Melinda, Reid, Susan M., Lee, Katherine, Imms, Christine, Rodda, Jillian, Eldridge, Beverley, Orsini, Francesca and Reddihough, Dinah. (2013) Children with cerebral palsy and periventricular white matter injury : Does gestational age affect functional outcome? Research in Developmental Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2013.05.030
A survey of resilience, burnout, and tolerance of uncertainty in Australian general practice registrars
Cooke, Georga P.E., Doust, Jenny A. and Steele, Michael C.. (2013) A survey of resilience, burnout, and tolerance of uncertainty in Australian general practice registrars. BMC Medical Education. 13(2), pp. 1 - 6. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6920-13-2
Seasonal variation in health care-associated bloodstream infection: Increase in the incidence of gram-negative bacteremia in nonhospitalized patients during summer
Alcorn, Kylie, Gerrard, John, Macbeth, Deborough and Steele, Michael Craig. (2013) Seasonal variation in health care-associated bloodstream infection: Increase in the incidence of gram-negative bacteremia in nonhospitalized patients during summer. American Journal of Infection Control. 41(12), pp. 1205 - 1208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2013.05.019
Intravenous 0.9% sodium chloride therapy does not reduce length of stay of alcohol-intoxicated patients in the emergency department: A randomised controlled trial
Perez, Siegfried R.S., Keijzers, Gerben B., Steele, Michael Craig, Byrnes, Joshua and Scuffham, Paul A.. (2013) Intravenous 0.9% sodium chloride therapy does not reduce length of stay of alcohol-intoxicated patients in the emergency department: A randomised controlled trial. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia. 25(6), pp. 527 - 534. https://doi.org/10.1111/1742-6723.12151
Reliable classification of functional profiles and movement disorders of children with cerebral palsy
Randall, Melinda, Harvey, Adrienne, Imms, Christine, Reid, Sue, Lee, Katherine J. and Reddihough, Dinah. (2013) Reliable classification of functional profiles and movement disorders of children with cerebral palsy. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.3109/01942638.2012.747584
Development of the mini-assisting hand assessment: evidence for content and internal scale validity
Greaves, Susan, Imms, Christine, Dodd, Karen and Krumlinde-Sundholm, Lena. (2013) Development of the mini-assisting hand assessment: evidence for content and internal scale validity. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.12212
Reliable classification of functional profiles and movement disorders of children with cerebral palsy
Randall, Melinda, Harvey, Adrienne, Imms, Christine, Reid, Sue, Lee, Katherine and Reddihough, Dinah. (2013) Reliable classification of functional profiles and movement disorders of children with cerebral palsy. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 33(3), pp. 342 - 352. https://doi.org/10.3109/01942638.2012.747584
Geographical patterns in the recreation and leisure participation of children and youth with cerebral palsy : A CAPE international collaborative network study
King, Gillian, Imms, Christine, Palisano, Robert, Majnemer, Annette, Chiarello, Lisa, Orlin, Margo, Law, Mary and Avery, Lisa. (2013) Geographical patterns in the recreation and leisure participation of children and youth with cerebral palsy : A CAPE international collaborative network study. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.3109/17518423.2013.773102
Is participation among children with intellectual disabilities in outside school activities similar to their typically developing peers? : A systematic review
Shields, Nora, King, Matthew, Corbett, Monique and Imms, Christine. (2013) Is participation among children with intellectual disabilities in outside school activities similar to their typically developing peers? : A systematic review. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.3109/17518423.2013.836256
A comparison of the power of the discrete Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Chi-Square goodness-of-fit tests
Steele, Michael Craig, Smart, Neil A., Hurst, Cameron and Chaseling, Janet. (2012) A comparison of the power of the discrete Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Chi-Square goodness-of-fit tests. In K. Kumar and A. Chaturvedi (Ed.). International Conference on Recent Developments in Statistics, Econometrics and Forecasting, University of Allahabad, India, December 27-28, 2010. United States of America: Brown Walker Press. pp. 104 - 109
Further evidence of validity of the Modified Melbourne Assessment for the neurologically impaired children aged 2 to 4 years
Randall, Melinda, Imms, Christine and Carey, Leeanne. (2012) Further evidence of validity of the Modified Melbourne Assessment for the neurologically impaired children aged 2 to 4 years. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 54(5), pp. 424 - 428. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2012.04252.x
Looking to the future: Adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - A narrative study
Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey and Imms, Christine. (2012) Looking to the future: Adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - A narrative study. Disability and Rehabilitation. 34(24), pp. 2103 - 2110. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.672540
Reduction of post-surgical pericardial adhesions using a pig model
Alizzi, Ali M., Summers, Phillip, Boon, Virginia H., Tantiongco, John-Paul, Thompson, Teresa, Leslie, Belinda J., Williams, David, Steele, Michael Craig, Bidstrup, Benjamin P. and Diqer, Al-Mutazz A.. (2012) Reduction of post-surgical pericardial adhesions using a pig model. Heart Lung and Circulation. 21(1), pp. 22 - 29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2011.10.002
Prospective study of the participation patterns of Grade 6 and Year 8 students in Victoria, Australia in activities outside of school
McMullan, Sarah, Chin, Rachel, Froude, Elspeth Heather and Imms, Christine. (2012) Prospective study of the participation patterns of Grade 6 and Year 8 students in Victoria, Australia in activities outside of school. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 59(3), pp. 197 - 208. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2012.01013.x
A comparison of 16 weeks of continuous vs intermittent exercise training in chronic heart failure patients
Smart, Neil A. and Steele, Michael Craig. (2012) A comparison of 16 weeks of continuous vs intermittent exercise training in chronic heart failure patients. Congestive Heart Failure. 18(4), pp. 205 - 211. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7133.2011.00274.x
Bimanual behaviours in children aged 8-18 months: A literature review to select toys that elicit the use of two hands
Greaves, Susan, Imms, Christine, Krumlinde-Sundholm, Lena, Dodd, Karen and Eliasson, Ann-Christin. (2012) Bimanual behaviours in children aged 8-18 months: A literature review to select toys that elicit the use of two hands. Research in Developmental Disabilities. 33(1), pp. 240 - 250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2011.09.012
Prognostic value of semi-quantitative bacteruria counts in the diagnosis of group B streptococcus urinary tract infection: A 4-year retrospective study in adult patients
Tan, Chee K., Ulett, Kimberly B., Steele, Michael C., Benjamin, William H. and Ulett, Glen C.. (2012) Prognostic value of semi-quantitative bacteruria counts in the diagnosis of group B streptococcus urinary tract infection: A 4-year retrospective study in adult patients. BMC Infectious Diseases. 12(273), pp. 1 - 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2334-12-273
Using community surveillance data to differentiate between emerging and endemic amphibian diseases
Young, Sam, Skerratt, Lee F., Mendez, Diana, Speare, Rick, Berger, Lee and Steele, Michael Craig. (2012) Using community surveillance data to differentiate between emerging and endemic amphibian diseases. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 98(1), pp. 1 - 10. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02416
Hopes and Aspirations for Leisure and Living :Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy Talk about the Future
Cussen, Amy, Imms, Christine and Howie, Linsey. (2011) Hopes and Aspirations for Leisure and Living :Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy Talk about the Future. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 58(Suppl s1), pp. 75 - 75. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00938.x
Linking cerebral palsy upper limb measurements to the international classification of functioning disability and health
Hoare, Brian, Imms, Christine, Randall, Melinda and Carey, Leeanne. (2011) Linking cerebral palsy upper limb measurements to the international classification of functioning disability and health. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 43(11), pp. 987 - 996. https://doi.org/10.2340/16501977-0886
Leisure Participation Patterns of Children in Victoria Australia
Chin, Rachel, McMullen, Sarah, Froude, Elspeth Heather and Imms, Christine. (2011) Leisure Participation Patterns of Children in Victoria Australia. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 58(Suppl s1), pp. 101 - 101. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00938.x
Factors Influencing Children's Readiness to Enter School :Views From Early Childhood Educators
Froude, Elspeth Heather, Imms, Christine, Merrigan, C, Joffe, Beverly, Heine, Chyrisse and Serry, Tanya. (2011) Factors Influencing Children's Readiness to Enter School :Views From Early Childhood Educators. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 58(Suppl s1), pp. 23 - 23.
The effect of physical training on systemic proinflammatory cytokine expression in heart failure patients: A systematic review
Smart, Neil A. and Steele, Michael Craig. (2011) The effect of physical training on systemic proinflammatory cytokine expression in heart failure patients: A systematic review. Congestive Heart Failure. 17(3), pp. 110 - 114. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7133.2011.00217.x
Bracing and splinting interventions in the upper limbs of people with cerebral palsy
Imms, Christine. (2011) Bracing and splinting interventions in the upper limbs of people with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 53(4), pp. 293 - 294. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2010.03881.x
The immediate effect of unilateral lumbar Z-joint mobilisation on posterior chain neurodynamics :A randomised controlled study
Szlezak, Adam, Georgilopoulos, Peter, Bullock-Saxton, Joanne and Steele, Michael. (2011) The immediate effect of unilateral lumbar Z-joint mobilisation on posterior chain neurodynamics :A randomised controlled study. Manual Therapy. 16, pp. 609 - 613. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2011.06.004
A Systematic Review of the Measurement Properties of the Personal Care Participation, Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-Part)
Darzins, Susan, Imms, Christine and Di Stefano, Marilyn. (2011) A Systematic Review of the Measurement Properties of the Personal Care Participation, Assessment and Resource Tool (PC-Part). Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 58(Suppl s1), pp. 127 - 128. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.690819
The impact of a temporary medical ward closure on emergency department and hospital service delivery outcomes
Crilly, Julia, Keijzers, Gerben B., Krahn, Dirken, Steele, Michael Craig, Green, David and Freeman, Janeen. (2011) The impact of a temporary medical ward closure on emergency department and hospital service delivery outcomes. Quality Management in Health Care. 20(4), pp. 322 - 333. https://doi.org/10.1097/QMH.0b013e318231355a
Exercise training in haemodialysis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Smart, Neil and Steele, Michael Craig. (2011) Exercise training in haemodialysis patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nephrology. 16(7), pp. 626 - 632. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1797.2011.01471.x
Preliminary evidence supports the validity of the strength-dexterity test as a unidimensional scale measuring fingertip force coordination in children and adolescents
Imms, Christine and van Hartingsveltd, Margot. (2011) Preliminary evidence supports the validity of the strength-dexterity test as a unidimensional scale measuring fingertip force coordination in children and adolescents. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 58(6), pp. 317 - 319. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2011.00952.x
Children and Youth with Myleomeningocele's Independence in Managing Clean Intermittent Catheterization in Familiar Settings
Donlau, Marie, Imms, Christine, Mattsson, Gunilla, Mattsson, Sven, Sjors, Anna and Falkmer, Torbjorn. (2011) Children and Youth with Myleomeningocele's Independence in Managing Clean Intermittent Catheterization in Familiar Settings. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 100(3), pp. 429 - 438. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.02044.x
Tertiary survey performance in a regional trauma hospital without a dedicated trauma service
Keijzers, Gerben B., Campbell, Don, Hooper, Jeffrey, Bost, Nerolie, Crilly, Julia, Steele, Michael Craig, Eddington, Blake and Geeraedts, Leo M.G.. (2011) Tertiary survey performance in a regional trauma hospital without a dedicated trauma service. World Journal of Surgery. 35(10), pp. 2341 - 2347. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00268-011-1231-3
Goal Directed Training of Activity Performance
Hoare, Brian and Imms, Christine. (2010) Goal Directed Training of Activity Performance. In Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy: A Problem-based Approach to Assessment and Management pp. 130 - 145 Mac Keith Press.
The Young Adult with Complex Disability
Scoullar, Barbara and Imms, Christine. (2010) The Young Adult with Complex Disability. In Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy: A Problem-based Approach to Assessment and Management pp. 245 - 259 Mac Keith Press.
Botulinum Toxin A as an Adjunct to Treatment in the Management of the Upper Limb in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy (UPDATE)
Hoare, Brian, Wallen, Margaret, Imms, Christine, Villanueva, Elmer, Rawicki, Hyam and Carey, Leeanne. (2010) Botulinum Toxin A as an Adjunct to Treatment in the Management of the Upper Limb in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy (UPDATE). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD003469.pub4
Psychometric Properties of the 'Extended' Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function Based on Rasch Analysis
Randall, Melinda, Pallant, Julie, Imms, Christine and Carey, Leeanne. (2010) Psychometric Properties of the 'Extended' Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function Based on Rasch Analysis. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.
Impact of Transition to High School on Leisure Participation of Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy
Imms, Christine, Reilly, Sheena, Carlin, John and Dodd, Karen. (2010) Impact of Transition to High School on Leisure Participation of Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 52(2), pp. 22 - 22.
Introduction to the Clinical Reasoning Approach of the Book
Imms, Christine, Dodd, Karen and Taylor, Nicholas. (2010) Introduction to the Clinical Reasoning Approach of the Book. In Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy: A Problem-based Approach to Assessment and Management pp. 1 - 6 Mac Keith Press.
Modified Constraint Induced Therapy for Young Children
Wallen, Margaret and Imms, Christine. (2010) Modified Constraint Induced Therapy for Young Children. In Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy: A Problem-based Approach to Assessment and Management pp. 114 - 129 Mac Keith Press.
Family centred outcome measurement following paediatric stroke
Galvin, Jane, Randall, Melinda, Hewish, Sara, Rice, James and MacKay, Mark T.. (2010) Family centred outcome measurement following paediatric stroke. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 57(3), pp. 152 - 158. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2010.00853.x
Measure Twice, Cut Once: Understanding the Reliability and Validity of the Clinical Measurement Tools Used in Health Research
Imms, Christine and Greaves, Susan. (2010) Measure Twice, Cut Once: Understanding the Reliability and Validity of the Clinical Measurement Tools Used in Health Research. In Research Methods in Health: Foundations for Evidence-Based Practice pp. 173 - 195 Oxford University Press.
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Imms, Christine and Dodd, Karen. (2010) What is Cerebral Palsy? In Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy: A Problem-based Approach to Assessment and Management pp. 7 - 30 Mac Keith Press.
Eight Weeks of Occupational Therapy Home Programme, Compared to No Programme, Resulted in Improved Achievement of Child and Family- Selected Goals by Children with Cerebral Palsy
Imms, Christine, Cowan, Rebecca, Ertekin, Elvan, Klein, Gabi-Leigh and Galvin, Jane. (2010) Eight Weeks of Occupational Therapy Home Programme, Compared to No Programme, Resulted in Improved Achievement of Child and Family- Selected Goals by Children with Cerebral Palsy. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 57(6), pp. 444 - 445. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2010.00907.x
Assessing Bimanual Performance in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy : A Systematic Review
Greaves, Susan, Imms, Christine, Dodd, Karen and Krumlinde-Sundholm, Lena. (2010) Assessing Bimanual Performance in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy : A Systematic Review. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 52(5), pp. 413 - 421. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03561.x
Repeat Botulinum Toxin-A in the Upper Limb of Children with Hemiplegia : A Randomized Controlled Trial
Olesch, Christine, Greaves, Susan, Imms, Christine, Reid, Susan M. and Kerr, Graham. (2010) Repeat Botulinum Toxin-A in the Upper Limb of Children with Hemiplegia : A Randomized Controlled Trial. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 52(1), pp. 79 - 86. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03387.x
Intensive Upper Limb Therapy Following Botulinum-A in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy : Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial
Hoare, Brian, Imms, Christine and Carey, Leeanne. (2010) Intensive Upper Limb Therapy Following Botulinum-A in Young Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy : Results from a Randomised Controlled Trial. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 52(Suppl s2), pp. 13 - 13. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03595.x
Modified constraint-induced movement therapy or bimanual occupational therapy following injection of botulinum toxin-A to improve bimanual performance in young children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial methods paper
Hoare, Brian, Imms, Christine, Rawicki, Hyam and Carey, Leeanne. (2010) Modified constraint-induced movement therapy or bimanual occupational therapy following injection of botulinum toxin-A to improve bimanual performance in young children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a randomised controlled trial methods paper. BMC Neurology. 10(1), pp. 58 - 78. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-10-58
The Adult Years
Imms, Christine, Dodd, Karen and Taylor, Nicholas. (2010) The Adult Years. In Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy: A Problem-based Approach to Assessment and Management pp. 260 - 281 Mac Keith Press.
Overview of Therapy
Imms, Christine, Dodd, Karen and Taylor, Nicholas. (2010) Overview of Therapy. In Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy for People with Cerebral Palsy: A Problem-based Approach to Assessment and Management pp. 40 - 72 Mac Keith Press.
Evaluating the statistical power of goodness-of-fit tests for health and medicine survey data
Steele, M., Smart, N., Hurst, C. and Chaseling, J.. (2009) Evaluating the statistical power of goodness-of-fit tests for health and medicine survey data. In R.S. Anderssen, R.D. Braddock and L.T.H. Newham (Ed.). The 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. United States of America: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009. pp. 192 - 196
Stability of caregiver-reported manual ability and gross motor function classifications of cerebral palsy
Imms, Christine, Carlin, John and Eliasson, Ann-Christin. (2009) Stability of caregiver-reported manual ability and gross motor function classifications of cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 52(2), pp. 153 - 159. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2009.03346.x
Characteristics influencing participation of Australian children with cerebral palsy
Imms, Christine, Reilly, Sheena, Carlin, John and Dodd, Karen. (2009) Characteristics influencing participation of Australian children with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation. 31(26), pp. 2204 - 2215. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638280902971406
Newborn individualised developmental care and assessment programme for infants born less than 32 weeks' gestation did not improve neurodevelopmental outcomes at one and two years more than standard developmental care
Imms, Christine and Brown, Nisha. (2009) Newborn individualised developmental care and assessment programme for infants born less than 32 weeks' gestation did not improve neurodevelopmental outcomes at one and two years more than standard developmental care. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 56(6), pp. 439 - 441. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2009.00824.x
Factors influencing participation of children with cerebral palsy in Australia
Imms, Christine, Reilly, Sheena, Carlin, John and Dodd, Karen. (2009) Factors influencing participation of children with cerebral palsy in Australia. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 51(2), pp. 23 - 24.
Sensory processing abilities of children who have sustained traumatic brain injuries
Galvin, Jane, Froude, Elspeth and Imms, Christine. (2009) Sensory processing abilities of children who have sustained traumatic brain injuries. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 63(6), pp. 701 - 709. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.63.6.701
The relationship between physical performance and self-perception in children with and without cerebral palsy
Ziebell, Melanie, Imms, Christine, Froude, Elspeth, McCoy, Anne and Galea, Mary. (2009) The relationship between physical performance and self-perception in children with and without cerebral palsy. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 56(1), pp. 24 - 32. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1630.2008.00775.x
The evidence-base for upper extremity intervention for children with cerebral palsy
Imms, Christine. (2008) The evidence-base for upper extremity intervention for children with cerebral palsy. In In A.C.Eliasson and P, Burtner (Ed.). Improving hand function in cerebral palsy : Theory, evidence and intervention pp. 396 - 417 Mac Keith Press.
Children with cerebral palsy participate: A review of the literature
Imms, Christine. (2008) Children with cerebral palsy participate: A review of the literature. Disability and Rehabilitation. 30(24), pp. 1867 - 1884. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638280701673542
Establishing validity of a modified Melbourne assessment for children ages 2 to 4 years
Randall, Melinda, Imms, Christine and Carey, Leeanne. (2008) Establishing validity of a modified Melbourne assessment for children ages 2 to 4 years. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 62(4), pp. 373 - 383. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.62.4.373
Review of the children's assessment of participation and enjoyment and the preferences for activity of children
Imms, Christine. (2008) Review of the children's assessment of participation and enjoyment and the preferences for activity of children. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 28(4), pp. 389 - 404. https://doi.org/10.1080/01942630802307135
Activity Level Assessment of the Upper Limb in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Treatment Innovation and its Impact on Measurement
Hoare, Brian, Imms, Christine and Carey, Leeanne. (2008) Activity Level Assessment of the Upper Limb in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Treatment Innovation and its Impact on Measurement. Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AusACPDM) Biennial Conference. Australia: Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. pp. 1 - 10
Diversity of participation in children with cerebral palsy
Imms, Christine, Reilly, Sheena, Carlin, John and Dodd, Karen. (2008) Diversity of participation in children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 50(5), pp. 363 - 369. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2008.02051.x
Participation of Australian Children with Cerebral Palsy in Activities Outside School
Imms, Christine, Reilly, Sheena, Carlin, John and Dodd, Karen. (2008) Participation of Australian Children with Cerebral Palsy in Activities Outside School. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 50(113), pp. 17 - 17.
Goal-Directed Training: Linking Theories of Treatment to Clinical Practice for Improved Functional Activities in Daily Life
Mastos, M., Miller, K., Eliasson, Ann-Christin and Imms, Christine. (2007) Goal-Directed Training: Linking Theories of Treatment to Clinical Practice for Improved Functional Activities in Daily Life. Clinical Rehabilitation. 21(1), pp. 47 - 55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215506073494
Critically Appraised Papers : Parents of Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (i) Experienced Uncertainty as they Come to Understand their Children and (ii) Described a Trajectory of Changing Difficulties as their Children Got Older
Imms, Christine, Poulsen, Anne and Case-Smith, Jane. (2007) Critically Appraised Papers : Parents of Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (i) Experienced Uncertainty as they Come to Understand their Children and (ii) Described a Trajectory of Changing Difficulties as their Children Got Older. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 54(3), pp. 242 - 244.
Participation of Children Who Have Cerebral Palsy
Imms, Christine, Reilly, Sheena and Carlin, John. (2007) Participation of Children Who Have Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 49(111), pp. 33 - 34.
Group-Based Task-Related Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study
Crompton, Jodi, Imms, Christine, McCoy, Anne, Randall, Melinda, Eldridge, Beverly, Scoullar, Barbara and Galea, Mary. (2007) Group-Based Task-Related Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 27(4), pp. 43 - 65. https://doi.org/10.1300/J006v27n04_04
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in the Treatment of the Upper Limb in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: a Cochrane Systematic Review
Hoare, Brian, Imms, Christine, Carey, Leeanne and Wasiak, Jason. (2007) Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in the Treatment of the Upper Limb in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy: a Cochrane Systematic Review. Clinical Rehabilitation. 21(8), pp. 675 - 686. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215507080783
Being in Pain: a Phenomenological Study of Young People with Cerebral Palsy
Castle, Kirstyn, Imms, Christine and Howie, Linsey. (2007) Being in Pain: a Phenomenological Study of Young People with Cerebral Palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 49(6), pp. 445 - 449. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8749.2007.00445.x
Critically Appraised Paper: Helping Adults with Schizophrenia or Schizo-Affective Disorder Stop Smoking Resulted in Positive Short-Term Health Benefits
Imms, Christine and Nichol, Maggie. (2007) Critically Appraised Paper: Helping Adults with Schizophrenia or Schizo-Affective Disorder Stop Smoking Resulted in Positive Short-Term Health Benefits. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 54(1), pp. 75 - 76.
Editorial: Critically Appraised Papers Related to Children with Autism
Wallen, Margaret and Imms, Christine. (2006) Editorial: Critically Appraised Papers Related to Children with Autism. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 53(3), pp. 237 - 238.
Daily Activities of families with a child with Severe Autism Revolved Around the Need to Occupy and Pacify the Child: Families Felt Robbed of Meaning and Satisfaction in Family Life: Commentary
Imms, Christine, Rodger, Sylvia and Ziviani, Jenny. (2006) Daily Activities of families with a child with Severe Autism Revolved Around the Need to Occupy and Pacify the Child: Families Felt Robbed of Meaning and Satisfaction in Family Life: Commentary. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 53(2), pp. 136 - 137.
Searching for Evidence in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Using Free versus Subscription Databases: A Comparison of Outcomes
Lovarini, Meryl, Wallen, Margaret and Imms, Christine. (2006) Searching for Evidence in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Using Free versus Subscription Databases: A Comparison of Outcomes. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics. 26(3), pp. 19 - 38. https://doi.org/10.1300/J006v26n03_03
Editorial: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: They're Talking Our Language
Imms, Christine. (2006) Editorial: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: They're Talking Our Language. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. 53(2), pp. 65 - 66.