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Motricidade

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SANTOS, Agda Cristina de Sousa; BAKKE, Hanne Alves; OLIVEIRA, Ilana Santos de  e  SARINHO, Silvia Warnick. The performance of children and adolescents with low vision on the Pediatric Balance Scale. Motri. [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.2-3, pp.71-78. ISSN 1646-107X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6063/motricidade.13753.

The aim of this study was to investigate the performance of children and adolescents with low vision on the Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS), in different age groups. The PBS was administered to 41 subjects, aged 5 to 14 years, with low vision and no other associated disorders. The Spearman correlation coefficient was used for correlation between age and the score achieved on the scale. There was a correlation of 0.52 between the score obtained on the PBS and the age. The variation of score was greater in children between 5 to 7 years and minimal in older age groups. The maximum score was obtained by all the subjects on six items of the scale. The PBS score had significant correlation with age up to a point, reaching ceiling effect on various items. It showed to be an easy application screening tool in children and adolescents with low vision, being more suitable for children 5-7 years old.

Palavras-chave : visual disorders; child development; balance; low vision.

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