Children/youth with chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) experience many impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions.
The objective of this study was to describe the use and feasibility of selected multi-dimensional outcome measures of functioning, disability, and health in children/youth with CIPN following treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
A selection of clinician evaluated and patient reported outcome measures encompassing all dimensions of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health was collected from seventeen children/youth with CIPN within a study of 3D instrumented motion analysis. Measures included the pediatric modified Total Neuropathy Scale, ankle strength and range of motion, six-minute walk test, Edinburgh Visual Gait Score, Oxford Ankle and Foot Questionnaire, Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency running speed and agility subtest, and Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument Transfers and Basic Mobility, Sports/Physical Functioning, and Pain/Comfort scales.
The measures were shown to be feasible and were able to demonstrate differences compared to normative data. They showed variability within the group of children/youth with CIPN except for the running speed and agility test, which had a floor effect. The Edinburgh Visual Gait Scores correlated significantly (
r= −0.668, p<0.001) with the Gait Deviation Index, a summary score of kinematic gait data from the 3D motion analysis study. Conclusion:
These measures can contribute clinical practice, research, and the development of core outcome set registries.