Gross motor assessment tools for children 0-12 years of age using telehealth: a scoping review

Grant, Claire M., Jones, Anne, Crowe, Michael, and Land, Helen (2023) Gross motor assessment tools for children 0-12 years of age using telehealth: a scoping review. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 21 (4). 15.

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Objective: The objective of this review was to understand the scope of evidence relating to the use of telehealth for gross motor assessment tools in children 0-12 years of age.

Background: Telehealth has been widely used by physiotherapists since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, however, little is known about the validity and reliability of using gross motor assessment tools via telehealth. Gross motor assessment tools are used by physiotherapists to understand motor function, support diagnoses of motor disorders, and plan and evaluate interventions. Qualitative research identifies a lack of confidence by physiotherapists in undertaking physical assessment via telehealth.

Method: A comprehensive search was undertaken of MEDLINE, Scopus, CINAHL, Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) and OTseeker in August 2022. Grey searching was also implemented. Two independent reviewers identified articles for inclusion and critically appraised the articles. Data was analysed using a narrative review.

Results: 34 studies met the inclusion criteria.

Item ID: 81370
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1540-580X
Copyright Information: © The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 2023. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 23:31
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