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Table 3 Partial correlation coefficients between the ULPRS and the PEDI-CAT

From: Relationship between the more-affected upper limb function and daily activity performance in children with cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional study

  PEDI-CAT
  Daily activity Mobility Social/cognitive Responsibility
ULPRS
Active elbow extension
 Correlation 0.44a 0.32 0.24 0.36
P-value 0.001** 0.015* 0.071 0.006**
Active supination in extension
 Correlation 0.43a 0.33 0.24 0.30
P-value 0.001** 0.012* 0.070 0.024*
Active supination in flexion
 Correlation 0.41a 0.40a 0.23 0.35
P-value 0.002** 0.002** 0.091 0.009**
Active wrist dorsiflexion
 Correlation 0.27 0.13 0.23 0.32
P-value 0.045* 0.336 0.092 0.015*
Wrist deviation
 Correlation 0.36 0.23 0.31 0.38
P-value 0.006** 0.088 0.019* 0.004**
Finger opening
 Correlation 0.06 −0.03 0.08 0.15
P-value 0.677 0.807 0.562 0.260
Thumb in palm
 Correlation 0.22 −0.04 0.06 0.13
P-value 0.107 0.796 0.669 0.344
Associated increase in muscle tone
 Correlation 0.38 0.29 0.05 0.21
P-value 0.004** 0.026* 0.713 0.117
Two-handed function
 Correlation 0.49a 0.38 0.25 0.35
P-value < 0.001** 0.003** 0.059 0.008**
Total score
 Correlation 0.50a 0.31 0.28 0.42a
P-value < 0.001** 0.021* 0.037* 0.001**
  1. ULPRS, Upper Limb Physician’s Rating Scale; PEDI-CAT, Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Computer Adaptive Test
  2. Partial correlation coefficients are adjusted by age and GMFCS levels and are Spearman’s r values. Significant P-values are highlighted in bold font
  3. * Two-tailed significance, P < 0.05, ** Two-tailed significance, P < 0.01
  4. aCorrelation coefficient value 0.4–0.6; moderate correlation