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dc.contributor.author Buffart, Laurien M.
dc.contributor.author Pesch-Batenburg, Josemiek M.F.B.
dc.contributor.author van Heijningen, Vera G.
dc.contributor.author Roebroeck, Marij E.
dc.contributor.author Stam, Henk J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-21T18:21:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-21T18:21:43Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’05 conference, UNB; 2005. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2731
dc.description.abstract Congenital reduction deficiencies of the upper limb are rare. Nearly 50% of children with unilateral transverse upper limb reduction deficiencies (ULRD) wear a prosthetic device to enhance the ability to perform functional activities. Unfortunately, empirical evidence as to whether prostheses yield improved functional outcomes in these children is lacking. Assessment of arm and prosthetic functioning mostly relies on clinical observation of task performance. The purpose of this study was to assess the functional status of children with ULRD as measured by these standardized instruments. To adequately measure arm and prosthetic functioning in children with ULRD, standardized measures at activity level are required. The difference between what a child “can do” in a clinical setting and “does do” in daily life is well known, also recognized as capacity and performance of activities [1]. Therefore both aspects should be measured. Capacity can be measured with functional tests and to measure performance of activities, assessment of spontaneous arm use or self-reported or parent-reported questionnaires are options. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject Upper Limb Reduction en_US
dc.subject Children en_US
dc.title FUNCTIONAL STATUS OF CHILDREN WITH A CONGENITAL UPPER LIMB REDUCTION DEFICIENCY en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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