E-ISSN 2636-865X
Research Article
Reliability of the Turkish adaptation of the Modified House Classification System in children with cerebral palsy
1 Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medicana International Hospital, Samsun, Turkey  
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
3 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey  
Neurol Sci Neurophysiol 2019; 36: 125-128
DOI: 10.5152/NSN.2019.11870
Key Words: Cerebral palsy and reliability, Modified House Classification, Turkey
Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Modified House Classification System (MHCS) in children with cerebral palsy (CP).

 

Methods: Forty-five patients were evaluated by two physicians and the intra-rater reliability within a subgroup of 21 patients was assessed. Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability were also analyzed using intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), and Spearman’s rank-order correlation test was used to indicate an association between the Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) and the MHCS. Internal consistency was measured using Cronbach’s alpha.

 

Results: Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability and internal consistency of the MHCS were found to be excellent with a Cronbach’s alpha value of 0.89 and ICC value of 0.97 and 0.98 respectively. A significant correlation was found between the MACS and MHCS (p<0.001, r= -0.805).

 

Conclusion: The inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of Turkish version of the MHCS were found to be high regarding the assessment of Turkish children with CP.

 

You may cite this article as: Baydar M, El Ö, Berk H, Peker MN, Şahin E, Koşay C. Reliability of the Turkish adaptation of the Modified House Classification System in children with cerebral palsy. Neurol Sci Neurophysiol 2019; 36(2): 125-8.

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