Development of a reliable, valid measure to assess parents’ and teachers’ understanding of postural care for children with physical disabilities.
A new measure to assess parents and teachers understanding, knowledge and confidence in providing postural care to children with physical disabilities has recently been published in Child: Care, Health and Development. The research, co-authored by Dr Sarah Hotham and Dr Kate Hamilton-West, in collaboration with Dr Eve Hutton (Head Paediatric OT at EKHUFT), discusses the development and testing of the new scale, which has been used to evaluate the A-Z postural training programme.
This is the first paper published from an NIHR funded collaboration between the University of Kent, East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Canterbury Christchurch University.
A copy of the measure, and more information about the programme of research using the A-Z of Postural Care, is now available.
Development of a reliable, valid measure to assess parents’ and teachers’ understanding of postural care for children with physical disabilities: The (UKC-PostCarD) questionnaire – now available on line. Child: Care, Health and Development . ISSN 0305-1862