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Revista Paulista de Pediatria

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SAVEGNAGO, Alana Karla et al. Systematic review of functional assessment scales in Pompe disease. Rev. paul. pediatr. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.2, pp.272-277. ISSN 0103-0582.

OBJECTIVE: To identify functional assessment scales used in Pompe disease (PD) and to describe their levels of evidence and grades of recommendation. DATA SOURCE: Systematic review of the functional assessment scales used in PD. Review conducted in the databases Medline, Lilacs, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CCTR), and SciELO including articles (except review articles) published between 2000 and 2010. The key-words used in Portuguese and English were: glycogen storage disease type II, activities of daily living, assessment. The articles were classified according to their level of evidence and grade of recommendations. DATA SYNTHESIS: 14 studies assessing patients ranging from newborns to adults were included in the present review (total sample=449). The scales found in the literature were: Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) and its adapted version for PD (Pompe-PEDI), Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS), Rotterdam Handicap Scale (RHS), Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), and Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS-II). Most studies had level of evidence III because they were non-randomized studies. The grades of recommendation of the scales were C for AIMS and Pompe-PEDI, D for GMFM and PDMS-II; and E for RHS and FIM. CONCLUSIONS: Most functional assessment scales used in PD show low level of evidence and grade of recommendation. The scales showing the highest grade of recommendation (C) were the AIMS and Pompe-PEDI used in Pediatrics.

Keywords : glycogen storage disease type II; activities of daily living; evaluation.

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