Reliability and validity of the Korean version of the manual ability classification system for children with cerebral palsy
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Child: Care, Health and Development
Volume 39, Issue 1, pages 90–93, January 2013
How to Cite
Jang, D.-H., Sung, I. Y., Kang, J. Y., Lee, S. I., Park, J. Y., Yuk, J. S. and Byun, E. M. (2013), Reliability and validity of the Korean version of the manual ability classification system for children with cerebral palsy. Child: Care, Health and Development, 39: 90–93. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2012.01408.x
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 APR 2012
- activities of daily living;
- cerebral palsy;
- disability evaluation;
- reliability and validity
To investigate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of the Korean version of the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) for children with cerebral palsy.
After a two-step forward and one-step backward translation, the inter-rater reliability of the Korean version of the MACS was assessed separately by parents, occupational therapists and physicians. A second assessment for intra-rater reliability was performed 4 weeks later.
Sixty-nine children were enrolled. The intra-class correlation coefficients were 0.956 between occupational therapists and physicians, 0.927 between parents and physicians, and 0.960 between parents and occupational therapists. Intra-rater reliability ranged from 0.965 to 0.987.
The Korean version of the MACS is reliable and valid and is suitable for assessing manual ability in Korean children with cerebral palsy.