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Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI): Social Functioning Scale
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Classification
Supplemental for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
The PEDI is a descriptive measure of a child’s current functional capabilities performance and also tracks changes over time. The measure has three content areas: Self-care, Mobility and Social Function. The social functioning section includes 65 items pertaining to several domains including communication, problem-resolution, play with peers and objects and self-protection.
Rationale/Justification
The PEDI takes between 45 and 60 minutes to administer. Skills commensurate with at least a Master’s degree level in psychology, education, or related field are recommended for interpretation. The PEDI is a paper based instrument. The computerized PEDI-MCAT provides individual patient reports that summarize a patient’s functional status and provide a comparison of scores to the norm.
 
The PEDI™ is recommended for children in acute and rehabilitation settings and for post- discharge follow-up. The measure is appropriate for ages 6 months to 7 years.
 
The PEDI “has been used in many studies with children with TBI and other acquired brain injuries, and has established evidence of reliability, validity and responsiveness to change during inpatient rehabilitation and post-discharge follow-up.”- McCauley et al. 2012
Scoring
Scores for the PEDI range between 0-100, with higher scores indicating a lesser degree of disability.
References
Haley S, Coster W, Ludlow LH, JT, and Andrellos P. (1992). Pediatric evaluation of disability inventory: development, standardization, and administration manual, version 1.0. Trustees of Boston University, Health and Disability Research Institute: Boston, MA.
 
Bedell G. Functional outcomes of school-age children with acquired brain injuries at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Brain Inj. 2008; 22, 313-324.
 
Coster W, Haley S, and Baryza M. Functional performance of young children after traumatic brain injury: a 6-month follow-up study. Am J Occup Ther. 1994; 48, 211-218.
 
Dumas H, Haley S, Bedell G, and Hull E. Social function changes in children and adolescents with acquired brain injury during inpatient rehabilitation. Pediatr Rehabil. 2001; 4, 177-185.
 
Dumas H, Haley S, Fragala M, and Steva B. Self-care recovery of children with brain injury: descriptive analysis using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) functional classification levels. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2001; 21, 7-27.
 
Dumas H, Haley S, Ludlow L, and Carey T. Recovery of ambulation during inpatient rehabilitation: physical therapist prognosis for children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury. Phys Ther. 2004; 84(3), 232-242.
 
Fragala M, Haley S, Dumas H, and Rabin J. Classifying mobility recovery in children and youth with brain injury during hospital-based rehabilitation. Brain Inj. 2002; 16(2), 149-160.
 
Haley S, Coster W, Ludlow LH, JT, and Andrellos P.(1992). Pediatric evaluation of disability inventory: development, standardization, and administration manual, version 1.0. Trustees of Boston University, Health and Disability Research Institute: Boston, MA.
 
Haley S, Dumas H, Rabin J, and Ni P. Early recovery of walking in children and youths after traumatic brain injury. Devel Med Child Neurolog. 2003; 45(10), 671-675.
 
Khoteri A, Haley S, Gill-Body K, and Dumas H. Measuring functional change in children with acquired brain injury (ABI): comparison of generic and ABI-specific scales using the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory (PEDI). Phys Ther. 2003; 83, 776-785.
 
Nichols D, and Case-Smith J. Reliability and validity of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory. Pediatr Phys Ther. 1996; 8, 15-24.
 
Tokcan G, Haley S, Gill-Body K, and Dumas H. Item-specific recovery for children and youth with acquired brain injury. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2003; 15, 16-22.
 
Wilde E, Whiteneck C, Bogner J, Bushnik T, Cifu D, Dikmen S, French L, Giacino J, Hart T, Malec J, Millis S, Novack T, Sherer M, Tulsky D, Vanderploeg R, and von Steinbuechel N. Recommendations for the use of common outcome measures in traumatic brain injury research. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001; 01(11), 1650-1660.
 
Ziviani J, Ottenbacher K, Shephard K, Foreman S, Astbury W, and Ireland P. Concurrent validity of the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disabilities Inventory in children with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2001; 21(2-3), 91-101.
 
 
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