Correlation Between Selective Motor Control Test and Functional Performance Evaluation in Children With Spastic Cerebral Palsy

선택적 운동 조절 척도와 기능적 수행도 평가 간의 상관: 경직형 뇌성마비 아동을 대상으로

  • 박은영 (전주대학교 사범대학 중등특수교육과)
  • Received : 2012.05.10
  • Accepted : 2012.06.14
  • Published : 2012.07.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship among functional evaluation systems, the Selective Motor Control Scale (SMC scale), the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) and Activities of daily living in children with spastic cerebral palsy and to provide the foundation data about SMC scle for evaluation system of abilities of selective motor control in children with spastic cerebral palsy. For this, sixty eight children with spastic cerebral palsy were participated in this study. The children were evaluated by using the SMC scale for their selective motor control ability and by using the GMFCS and GMFM for their gross motor function. The activities of daily living were assessed by using the Functional Independence Measure of Children (WeeFIM). There were a significant correlation between the SMC scale and the GMFCS (r = -.485, p < .05). The good correlation between the SMC scale and GMFM was found (r = .482, p < .05). The activities of daily living were not a significant correlation with SMC scale (r = .019, p > .05). The SMC scale in practice will provide usefulness for assessment of abilities of selective motor control in children with spastic cerebral palsy.


Cerebral Palsy;Selective Motor Control Scale;Functional Evaluation Systems


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