The Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs Franciscan Hospital for Children
Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications 2012-2013
Post-Acute Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Dumas HM. Rehabilitation considerations for children with are dependent on long-term mechanical ventilation. ISRN: Rehabilitation.
O’Brien JE, Dumas HM. Hospital length of stay, discharge disposition and reimbursement by clinical program group in pediatric post-acute rehabilitation. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. 2012; In press.
Physical Activity and Fitness in Children with Disabilities
Fragala-Pinkham MA, Smith HJ, Lombard, K, Barlow C, O’Neil ME. Aquatic Aerobic Exercise for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot Study. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. Submitted 1-13.
Fragala-Pinkham MA, O’Neil ME, Bjornson KE, Boyd RN. Editorial-Fitness and Activity in Children and Youth with Disabilities. International Journal of Pediatrics. 2012.
O’Neil ME, Fragala-Pinkham MA, Miles C, Rowland J. The Role and Scope of Pediatric Physical Therapy in Fitness, Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention. Health Promotion, Fitness and Wellness Work Group, Practice Committee of the Section on Pediatrics, APTA, Alexandria, VA, 2012.
Balemans ACJ, Fragala-Pinkham MA, Lennon N, Thorpe D, Boyd R, O’Neil ME, Bjornson K, Becher JG, Dallmeijer AJ. A Systematic Review of the Clinimetric Properties of Laboratory and Field-based Measures of Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness in Children with Cerebral Palsy Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Published online 28 September 2012.
O'Neil, ME, Fragala-Pinkham MA. Invited Commentary on “Development of the Early Activity Scale for Endurance for Children With Cerebral Palsy”. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2012;24:241.
Feehan K, O’Neil ME, Abdalla D, Fragala-Pinkham MA, Kondrad M, Berhane Z, Turchi R. Factors Influencing Physical Activity in Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs-A Pilot Study. International Journal of Pediatrics. doi:10.1155/2012/583249.
O'Neil ME, Fragala-Pinkham M, Ideishi RI. Community-based programs for children and youth: Our experiences in design, implementation, and evaluation - Commentary. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.2012;32(2):111-119.
Pediatric Outcome Measurement
Dumas HM, Fragala-Pinkham MA, Feng T, Haley SM. A Preliminary Evaluation of the PEDI-CAT Mobility Item Bank for Children Using Walking Aids and Wheelchairs. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.2012;5:29-35.
Dumas HM, Fragala-Pinkham MA. Concurrent Validity and Reliability of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test Mobility Domain. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2102;24:171-176.
Dumas HM, Fragala-Pinkham MA, Haley SM, Ni P, Coster W, Kramer JM, Kao YC, Moed R, Ludlow LH. Computer adaptive test performance in children with and without disabilities: prospective field study of the PEDI-CAT. Disability & Rehabilitation. 2012;34(5):393-401.
Smith HJ. Physical Therapy for a Child with an Acute Onset of Choreoathetosis: A Case Report. Pediatric Physical Therapy. In press 12-12.
Krebs HI, Fasoli SE, Dipietro L, Fragala-Pinkham M, Hughes R, Stein J, Hogan, N. Motor Learning Characterizes Habilitation of Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2012; epub ahead of print.
Dumas HM, Fragala-Pinkham MA, Rosen EL, Klar D, Lombard K, Smith H, Shewokis PA, O’Neil ME. Cardiorespiratory Response During Physical Therapist Intervention for Infants and Young Children with Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency. Pediatric Physical Therapy. In press.
Haley SM, Coster WJ, Dumas HM, Fragala-Pinkham MA, Ni PS, Kramer J, Feng T, Kao YC, Moed R, Ludlow LH. Accuracy and precision of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory computer adaptive tests (PEDI-CAT). Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 2011; 53(12):1100-1106.
Fragala-Pinkham MA, Haley SM, O'Neil ME. Group swimming and aquatic exercise program for children with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2011;14(4):230-241.
Fasoli SE, Fragala-Pinkham MA, Hughes R, Hogan N, Stein J, Krebs I. Upper limb robot-assisted therapy: A new option for children with hemiplegia. Technology and Disability. 2010; 22:193-198.
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