Welcome to PEDI-CAT – the new computer adaptive pediatric assessment tool

PEDI-CAT featured in the Advance for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine:

Making Advances in Pediatric Outcomes 
Using the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT).

By Helene M. Dumas PT, MS, and Maria A. Fragala-Pinkham, PT, DPT, MS
Posted on: March 5, 2013

“The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI), originally published in 1992, has been revised as a computer adaptive test (CAT)-the PEDI-CAT.  The PEDI-CAT measures abilities in the three functional domains of Daily Activities, Mobility and Social/Cognitive.  The PEDI-CAT can be used across all clinical diagnoses and community settings.  As with the original paper-pencil PEDI, the PEDI-CAT can be administered by professional judgment of clinicians or educators who are familiar with the child or by parent report. This computerized adaptive version of the PEDI is intended to provide an accurate and precise assessment while increasing efficiency and reducing respondent burden……………..” www.pedicat.com

Helene Dumas and Maria Fragala-Pinkham are physical therapists and work in the Research Center at Franciscan Hospital for Children. They are the senior authors of the PEDI-CAT. Education Resources is thrilled to have them as faculty members and they will be presenting PEDI-CAT at our popular annual Therapies in the School November 21-22, 2013 – Framingham, MA. Look out for our brochure coming shortly.

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One Response to Welcome to PEDI-CAT – the new computer adaptive pediatric assessment tool

  1. amy flores says:

    Hi, I am a student doing a presentation on pedicat in one week, I am looking to present the hospital I am doing my fieldwork at with a sample of the pedicat so that they may look into purchasing it. Are there any downloads availabe that would provide a taste of what it is like to administer the pedi-cat? thank you for your tim

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