Forward and Acknowledgements
Overview with information on test developers, the purpose of developing the test and its uses, expected qualifications of test users and the limitations of the test.
Theoretical Background: selection of a conceptual framework of the postural control system and selection of a measurement framework.
Test Construction: establishing item specifications based on the postural control theory and measurement frameworks. Items generated and scaled for selection.
Reliability Trial 1
Reliability Trial 2
Administration and Scoring: Materials required for test administration and the standardized testing and scoring procedures.
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Seated Postural Control Measure for Adults
Developed by Brigitte Gagnon at Laval University within the framework of the experimental medicine masters program (rehabilitation) under the direction of Claude Vincent and Luc Noreau, aggregate professors at the rehabilitation department, with support from the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et en intégration sociale (CIRRIS) and the Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec (IRDPQ). The Seated Postural Control Measure for Adults SPCMA is a clinical instrument for evaluating the postural alignment of adults in their wheelchair as well as the impact of a functional task (moving their wheelchair) on functional control. Also, it allows the evaluation of changes in the seated postural control due to evolution in time or the effect of an adaptive seating intervention. It was inspired by the Seated Postural Control Measure (SPCM), a clinical tool for evaluating seating posture and the sitting behaviors of the pediatric clientele using a wheelchair (Fife et al., 1991, Roxborough et al., 1994). The Administration Guide, available only in a French version, has undergone test-retest and inter-rater reliability verification (Gagnon et al., 2002). The English version of the SPCMA Scoring Form is a translation of the French one, la Mesure du controle pôstural assis chez l'adulte (MCPAA) and is presented here . The scoring form contains three sections: Section I - level of sitting scale Section II - static postural alignment Section III - postural alignment following a dynamic activity For further information contact: Brigitte Gagnon Ergotherapeute/Occupational Therapist Centre Interdisciplinaire de recherche en readaptation et en integration sociale (CIRRIS) Institut de readaptation en deficience physique de Quebec (IRDPQ) Tel: (418) 529-9141 poste 6667 Email: email@example.com