Functional status in limb deficiency: Development of an outcome measure for preschool children Academic Article uri icon


  • OBJECTIVE: To develop an outcome measure of functional status in preschool children with limb deficiency. DESIGN: Parents of preschool children with limb deficiency completed self-report measures during a routine medical clinic visit. SETTING: Outpatient pediatric clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-two parents of children (ages 4 to 7) with acquired or congenital limb deficiency. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: The newly developed Child Amputee Prosthetics Project-Functional Status Inventory for Preschool children (CAPP-FSIP). RESULTS: Initial psychometric studies indicate high internal consistency reliability of the new instrument. Content validity was established through expert clinician review. Initial construct validity analyses confirm that the CAPP-FSIP discriminates between children with upper and lower deficiency and their prosthesis use for functional activities. CONCLUSION: The CAPP-FSIP is a promising new measure for evaluating preschool age children with limb deficiency.

author list (cited authors)

  • Pruitt, S. D., Varni, J. W., Seid, M., & Setoguchi, Y.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Pruitt, SD||Varni, JW||Seid, M||Setoguchi, Y

publication date

  • April 1998