Commonly Used Outcome Measurement Tools in Pediatric Physical Therapy Telerehabilitation in the Philippines: A Quantitative Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study

  • Arlene Chiong Maya Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Therese Daniela Manaloto Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Christian Rey Rimando Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Maria Eliza Dela Cruz Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Daniel Stephen Banting Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Alliana Cielo Equipaje Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Noel Antonio Ipo Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Jana Mae Mosi Ramos Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Marc Jefferson Rillas Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
  • Jaycelle Anne Tajan Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Keywords: Outcome measurement tools, Pediatric physical therapist, Telerehabilitation

Abstract

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the adoption of telerehabilitation has rapidly increased to improve access and minimize cross-infection risk to patients. Nevertheless, Filipino pediatric physical therapists (PTs) must ensure that they conduct evidence-based procedures for specific tests and measures to determine patient outcomes. This investigation reported the most common pediatric outcome measurement tools (OMTs) used in telerehabilitation by Filipino pediatric PTs treating 0 to 21-year-olds in the Philippines. Validation and pilot testing of an adapted questionnaire on OMT usage was undertaken before dissemination via email and social media. Pediatric PTs reported that the commonly used OMTs in telerehabilitation are Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) (100%)—including both versions of GMFM-88 and GMFM-66 followed by Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS) (30%). These findings support the use of feasible OMTs in pediatric telerehabilitation due to their applicability in the online setting.

  

Author Biographies

Arlene Chiong Maya, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Therese Daniela Manaloto, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy

Christian Rey Rimando, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Maria Eliza Dela Cruz, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Daniel Stephen Banting, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Alliana Cielo Equipaje, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Noel Antonio Ipo, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Jana Mae Mosi Ramos, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Marc Jefferson Rillas, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

Jaycelle Anne Tajan, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

 

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Published
2021-12-17
How to Cite
Maya, A. C., Manaloto, T. D., Rimando, C., Dela Cruz, M. E., Banting, D. S., Equipaje, A. C., Ipo, N. A., Ramos, J. M. M., Rillas, M. J., & Tajan, J. A. (2021). Commonly Used Outcome Measurement Tools in Pediatric Physical Therapy Telerehabilitation in the Philippines: A Quantitative Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.5195/ijt.2021.6427
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