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Titolo:
Neurological soft signs in mainstream pupils
Autore:
Fellick, JM; Thomson, APJ; Sills, J; Hart, CA;
Indirizzi:
Royal Liverpool Childrens Hosp NHS Trust, Inst Child Hlth, Liverpool L12 2AP, Merseyside, England Royal Liverpool Childrens Hosp NHS Trust LiverpoolMerseyside England L12 2AP Royal Liverpool Childrens Hosp, Dept Paediat, Liverpool L7 7DG, Merseyside, England Royal Liverpool Childrens Hosp Liverpool Merseyside England L7 7DG ngland Univ Liverpool, Dept Med Microbiol, Liverpool L69 3BX, Merseyside, EnglandUniv Liverpool Liverpool Merseyside England L69 3BX , Merseyside, England
Titolo Testata:
ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD
fascicolo: 5, volume: 85, anno: 2001,
pagine: 371 - 374
SICI:
0003-9888(200111)85:5<371:NSSIMP>2.0.ZU;2-5
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
EARLY MALNUTRITION; CHILDREN; RELIABILITY;
Keywords:
neurological soft signs; ADHD; learning difficulties; developmental coordination disorder;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fellick, JM Royal Liverpool Childrens Hosp NHS Trust, Inst Child Hlth, Eaton Rd, Liverpool L12 2AP, Merseyside, England Royal Liverpool Childrens Hosp NHS Trust Eaton Rd Liverpool Merseyside England L12 2AP
Citazione:
J.M. Fellick et al., "Neurological soft signs in mainstream pupils", ARCH DIS CH, 85(5), 2001, pp. 371-374

Abstract

Aims - (1) To examine the relation between neurological soft signs and measures of cognition, coordination, and behaviour in mainstream schoolchildren. (2) To determine whether high soft sign scores may predict children withsignificant problems in other areas. Methods - A total of 169 children aged between 8 and 13 years from mainstream schools were assessed. They form part of a larger study into the outcome of meningococcal disease in childhood. Half had previous meningococcal disease and half were controls. Assessment involved measurement of six soft signs followed by assessment of motor skills (movement ABC), cognitive function (WISC-III), and behaviour (Conners' Rating Scales). Results-Children having an age corrected soft sign score above the 90th centile were considered to have an excess of soft signs. When compared to theother children they had significantly worse scores on the other three measures. Median movement ABC score was 15.3 v 7. Mean total IQ scores were lower by 10.3 points. Median behaviour scores were significantly higher on both parental and teacher questionnaires. A soft sign score above the 90th centile had a sensitivity of 38% for detecting cognitive impairment, 42% for detecting coordination problems, and 25% for detecting possible attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Conclusion - In this group of children higher scores on the soft sign battery were related to significantly worse performance on measures of cognition, coordination, and behaviour. However, although soft sign assessment may be of interest it cannot accurately predict which children are likely to have impairment in other areas.

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