Presentation Title

Relationship Between Posturography and The Gross Motor Portion of The Mullen Scales of Early Learning in Infants

Advisor Information

Anastasia Kyvelidou

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-3-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

4-3-2016 10:30 AM

Abstract

The Mullen Scales of Early Learning (MSEL) is a general developmental measure, up to 68 months of age. MSEL is used to assess cognitive and motor abilities. The MSEL is a subjective and non-quantitative evaluation of gross motor behavior. Recent experimental paradigms may provide an objective method of evaluating gross motor function (e.g. sitting posture). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of the gross motor portion of the MSEL with sitting posturography. Seven typically developing infants were evaluated at 6 months of age when they could sit independently for 10 seconds. Center of pressure was collected for three trials of 10 sec. Linear and nonlinear measures were used to evaluate sitting postural sway. For statistical analysis we computed simple linear correlations with each of the postural variables and the MSEL motor T scores. The findings showed the RMS (r=0.749) and Range (r=0.966) in the ML direction had a strong negative correlation with the MSEL motor scores. SampEn in the ML direction had a moderate positive correlation with the MSEL motor scores. Infants that had greater MSEL motor scores have lower Range and RMS values in ML direction and infants that had lower MSEL motor scores had greater Range and RMS values in ML direction. In contrast, infants that had greater MSEL scores had greater SampEn values in the ML direction, whereas infants that had lower MSEL scores had lower SampEn values. It is evident that MSEL motor scores seem to capture ML postural behavior better than AP.

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Relationship Between Posturography and The Gross Motor Portion of The Mullen Scales of Early Learning in Infants

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

The Mullen Scales of Early Learning (MSEL) is a general developmental measure, up to 68 months of age. MSEL is used to assess cognitive and motor abilities. The MSEL is a subjective and non-quantitative evaluation of gross motor behavior. Recent experimental paradigms may provide an objective method of evaluating gross motor function (e.g. sitting posture). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of the gross motor portion of the MSEL with sitting posturography. Seven typically developing infants were evaluated at 6 months of age when they could sit independently for 10 seconds. Center of pressure was collected for three trials of 10 sec. Linear and nonlinear measures were used to evaluate sitting postural sway. For statistical analysis we computed simple linear correlations with each of the postural variables and the MSEL motor T scores. The findings showed the RMS (r=0.749) and Range (r=0.966) in the ML direction had a strong negative correlation with the MSEL motor scores. SampEn in the ML direction had a moderate positive correlation with the MSEL motor scores. Infants that had greater MSEL motor scores have lower Range and RMS values in ML direction and infants that had lower MSEL motor scores had greater Range and RMS values in ML direction. In contrast, infants that had greater MSEL scores had greater SampEn values in the ML direction, whereas infants that had lower MSEL scores had lower SampEn values. It is evident that MSEL motor scores seem to capture ML postural behavior better than AP.