Evaluation of the Sitting Assessment Test for Children with Neuromotor Dysfunction as a Measurement Tool in Cerebral Palsy


      The sitting assessment test for children with neuromotor dysfunction measures quality of independent sitting ability across four areas: proximal stability, postural tone, postural alignment, and balance. It was used to measure change in a child with spastic diplegia, who attended for a block of physiotherapy at the Bobath Centre, an outpatient treatment centre for children with cerebral palsy. Following therapy, the patient was observed to sit for longer and was able to reach further without losing her balance. Proximal stability and balance in sitting had improved as measured by SACND. This measure can provide objective information regarding sitting ability in children with neuromotor disabilities and proved sensitive to change over a short period of time in this patient.

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