Title

Reliability of modified timed up and go test in assessing the functional ambulatory balance of children with cerebral palsy

Date of Completion

6-5-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy, Children, Postural Balance

Abstract

A psychometric design quasi-experimental research was conducted at Imus Pilot Elementary School, a satellite clinic of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute, located in Imus, Cavite. Using purposive sampling, the study had 10 participants from Imus Pilot Elementary School, screened using inclusion and exclusion criteria. 5 participants proceed to the proper implementation. The researchers utilized the use of modified Timed Up and Go Test (mTUGT) and its assessment tool to assess the functional ambulatory balance of the patients with cerebral palsy and achieve the general and specific objectives of the study. The importance of this study is that it will help physical therapists determine how reliable mTUGT is in terms of its assessment of functional ambulatory balance of patients with cerebral palsy. In this way, mTUGT will be an easier and faster way to assess patients without compensating the results of the tool. Also through this, patients with cerebral palsy will directly benefit from this study because proving its reliability will be convenient for them with shorter assessment duration and less external factors that will contribute to the result of the assessment such as short attention span and stress. Mean, standard deviation, and intra-class correlation coefficient were used for data analysis. The result of the study stated that the outcome measure, Modified Timed Up and Go, has an excellent reliability in assessing the functional ambulatory balance of the patients with Cerebral Palsy patients with an ICC score of 0.95 in Intra-rater reliability and 0.92 in Test-Re-test reliability. The study therefore conclude that the outcome measure Modified Timed Up and Go, from the classic Timed Up and Go test, was proven to have excellent intra-rater reliability and high test-retest reliability in assessing the functional ambulatory balance of patients with cerebral palsy patients in Imus Pilot Elementary School.

First Advisor

Jerlin Amistoso-Huele

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