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Table 1.

Participants’ Demographic Characteristics

CharacteristicnMACS
IIIIIIIVV
Gender 
 Female 10  
 Male 13   
Age, yr 
 4–7    
 7–10 12  
 10–13    
 Total 23 12 
Etiology of hemiparesis 
Unilateral cerebral palsy 16  
 Spastic 13  
 Dyskinetica     
 Ataxic      
 Mixedb    
Acquired hemiparesis   
 Ischemic stroke    
 Hemorrhagic stroke     
 Epilepsyc    
Hemiparetic side 
 Left   
 Right 15  
CharacteristicnMACS
IIIIIIIVV
Gender 
 Female 10  
 Male 13   
Age, yr 
 4–7    
 7–10 12  
 10–13    
 Total 23 12 
Etiology of hemiparesis 
Unilateral cerebral palsy 16  
 Spastic 13  
 Dyskinetica     
 Ataxic      
 Mixedb    
Acquired hemiparesis   
 Ischemic stroke    
 Hemorrhagic stroke     
 Epilepsyc    
Hemiparetic side 
 Left   
 Right 15  

Note.n = 23. Use of the MACS was extended for use with children with acquired hemiparesis. Level I = good functioning; Level V = significant disability; MACS = Manual Ability Classification System.

a

Athetotic, dystonic, choreic.

b

Mixed spastic and dyskinetic.

c

Consequences of an epileptic disorder (e.g., epileptic surgery or epileptic status).

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