Movement disorders and children and young people’s functional priorities

Published in European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 03/14/2013  Dr. Gimeno H et al from Complex Motor Disorders Service, Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust London UK look at Functional priorities of children with varying degrees of motor disability.

The group classify the severity of gross and fine motor dysfunction using Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS).
The group concluded that Children and young people with dystonia have common functional concerns and priorities independent of the cause of dystonia, gross motor severity or manual function ability.


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