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Discriminative validity of the Dutch Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory

  • Jan W. Custers
    Affiliations
    Department of Pediatric Physical Therapy, University Medical Center/Children's Hospital Utrecht (Custers, van der Net, Helders); and the Department of Methodology and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences (Hoijtink) and Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (Wassenberg-Severijnen, Vermeer), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Janjaap van der Net
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    Department of Pediatric Physical Therapy, University Medical Center/Children's Hospital Utrecht (Custers, van der Net, Helders); and the Department of Methodology and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences (Hoijtink) and Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (Wassenberg-Severijnen, Vermeer), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Herbert Hoijtink
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    Department of Pediatric Physical Therapy, University Medical Center/Children's Hospital Utrecht (Custers, van der Net, Helders); and the Department of Methodology and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences (Hoijtink) and Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (Wassenberg-Severijnen, Vermeer), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Jeltje E. Wassenberg-Severijnen
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    Department of Pediatric Physical Therapy, University Medical Center/Children's Hospital Utrecht (Custers, van der Net, Helders); and the Department of Methodology and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences (Hoijtink) and Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (Wassenberg-Severijnen, Vermeer), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Adri Vermeer
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    Department of Pediatric Physical Therapy, University Medical Center/Children's Hospital Utrecht (Custers, van der Net, Helders); and the Department of Methodology and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences (Hoijtink) and Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (Wassenberg-Severijnen, Vermeer), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • Paul J. Helders
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    Department of Pediatric Physical Therapy, University Medical Center/Children's Hospital Utrecht (Custers, van der Net, Helders); and the Department of Methodology and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences (Hoijtink) and Institute for the Study of Education and Human Development (Wassenberg-Severijnen, Vermeer), Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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      Abstract

      Custers JW, van der Net J, Hoijtink H, Wassenberg-Severijnen JE, Vermeer A, Helders PJ. Discriminative validity of the Dutch Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2002;83:1437-41. Objective: To examine the discriminative validity of the Dutch Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) to differentiate functional status between children with and without disabilities. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: A university children's hospital in the Netherlands. Participants: A clinical sample comprising 197 children with disabilities (infantile encephalopathy, n=40; juvenile idiopathic arthritis, n=20; neurometabolic conditions, n=36; neuromuscular disorders, n=9; skeletal disorders, n=28; spina bifida, n=41; traumatic injury, n=23), and 62 children without disabilities. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measure: Functional status was measured by using a Dutch version of the PEDI. Results: Discriminant analysis established the sensitivity and specificity of the PEDI. Correct predictions of group membership (disabled vs nondisabled) were found in both children without disabilities (93.5% correctly predicted) and children with disabling conditions (91.6% correctly predicted). Conclusion: The discriminative validity of the Dutch PEDI between children with and without disabilities was excellent. © 2002 by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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