AACPDM

AcronymDefinition
AACPDMAmerican Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
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The quality assessment scale as defined by AACPDM in the included research had a mean of 3.25 on the 7 point scale.
Secondo la AACPDM evidence table, 7 studi potrebbero essere classificati al livello 1 RCT ma uno studio non ha usato analisi statistiche dei risultati e percio e stata declassato al livello 2 RCT.
Punti di forza: utilizzo combinato di due strumenti per dare un punteggio di qualita agli studi: la scala di PEDro per la qualita metodologica e la tavola sui livelli di prova di efficacia/evidenza scientifica della AACPDM, poiche lo studio ha come target soggetti con PCI.
Sebbene 7 dei 10 studi fossero di livello I e II secondo la tabella AACPDM, la qualita metodologica era piuttosto povera per mancanza dei criteri 3,5,6,7 della scala di PEDro.
Infine dobbiamo notare ancora una volta che il livello della ricerca nell'ambito delle disabilita infantili rimane piuttosto basso, gli attuali modelli di ricerca, come sappiamo, male si prestano ad essere applicati in questo campo, il disegno di studio single-subjet, incluso nei livelli di evidenza degli studi dall'AACPDM dovrebbe essere ulteriormente incoraggiato, come auspicato da autorevoli ricerca tori (2,3,4,5,6).
The authors report in the article the clink to the PEDro scale: www.pedro.fsh.usyd.edu.au/criteria.htmlFurthermore, to graduate the levels ofevidence for each study has been used the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) evidence table of internal validity, based on study design.
According to the AACPDM evidence table, 7studies could be classified at level 1 RCT but one study did not use statistical analysis of the results and so it was downgraded to Level 2 RCT.
Strengths: combined use of two instruments to grade the studies: the PEDro scale for the quality of methodology and the AACPDM evidence table, because the patients with CP were the target of this study.
Although 7 of the 10 studies were level I and II according to the AACPDM table, the quality of methodology was quite poor due to the lack of criteria 3,5,6,7 PEDro Scale.
Harper PhD, ABPP, is President of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) and a Professor of Pediatrics and Graduate studies in Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
Joseph's Mercy-Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan and is chair of the adapted sports and recreation committee for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM).
The lack of access to sports programs seems to be largely a "critical mass" issue, says Deborah Gaebler, M.D., physiatrist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and a member of AACPDM's adapted sports and recreation committee.