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Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) - Mobility subscale
Availability
Please visit this website for more information about the instrument:  PEDI Computer Adaptive Test; Pearsons Clinical Psych Corp
Classification
Basic for: Acute Hospitalized TBI, Moderate/Severe TBI and Concussion/Mild TBI
Supplemental: Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Epidemiologic 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 self-care sub-domain includes activities such as eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, etc.
 
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.
Scoring
Scores for the PEDI range between 0-100, with higher scores indicating a lesser degree of disability.
Rationale/Justification
“The mobility subdomain of this measure was selected as an alternative to the WeeFIM as a core measure of physical functioning in the acute recovery phase.” – McCauley et al. 2012
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.
 
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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, 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, 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, Dumas H, Rabin J, 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, 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, Dumas H. Item-specific recovery for children and youth with acquired brain injury. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2003;15:16–22.
 
Wilde EA, Whiteneck GG, Bogner J, Bushnik T, Cifu DX, Dikmen S, French L, Giacino JT, Hart T, Malec JF, Millis SR, Novack TA, Sherer M, Tulsky DS, Vanderploeg RD, von Steinbuechel N. Recommendations for the use of common outcome measures in traumatic brain injury research. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010;91(11):1650–1660.
 
Ziviani J, Ottenbacher K, Shephard K, Foreman S, Astbury W, 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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