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Title: Screening for Cerebral Visual Impairment: Value of a CVI Questionnaire
Authors: Ortibus, E.
LAENEN, Annouschka 
Verhoeven, J.
De Cock, P.
Casteels, I.
Schoolmeesters, B.
Buyck, A.
Lagae, L.
Issue Date: 2011
Source: NEUROPEDIATRICS, 42(4). p. 138-147
Abstract: Objective: The objective of the study was to investigate the screening utility of a questionnaire for cerebral visual impairment (CVI) by correlating the questionnaire with diagnostic tools such as the L94, the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills - Revised and the Visual Perception subtask of the Beery test of VisuoMotor Integration. Methods: The questionnaire consisted of 46 items, exploring different characteristics of CVI. We consecutively recruited 91 children. Parents filled out the questionnaire after which all children were seen for a diagnostic evaluation of CVI. Results: There were 58 boys. Subjects' mean age was 6.10 years. A median of 12 items was ticked in the 45 children with CVI and 7 in the children without impairment. The domain 'visual attitude' scored positive most frequently. A logistic regression model using individual items, yielded Receiver Operating Curves for the questionnaire with good areas under the curve of 0.81 against the L94, 0.78 against the TVPS-R and 0.84 against the VP subtask. The sum score of the 6 domains was found to be an easy-obtainable score with a good sensitivity and specificity profile. Conclusion: This CVI questionnaire is a viable tool that has the potential of being implemented as part of a routine screening procedure for CVI.
Notes: [Ortibus, E; Verhoeven, J; De Cock, P; Lagae, L] Catholic Univ Louvain, Paediat Neurol Dept, Univ Hosp, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium [Laenen, A] Catholic Univ Louvain, Interuniv Ctr Biostat & Stat Bioinformat, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium [Laenen, A] Hasselt Univ, Louvain, Belgium [Casteels, I] Catholic Univ Louvain, Paediat Ophthalmol Dept, Univ Hosp, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium [Ortibus, E; Schoolmeesters, B] Ctr Support Children & Adults Visual Impairment, Ctr Ganspoel, Huldenberg, Belgium [Buyck, A] Middelheim Hosp, Rehabil unit, Dept Ophthalmol, Antwerp, Belgium
Keywords: CVI; questionnaire; screening; CP; preterm
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ISSN: 0174-304X
e-ISSN: 1439-1899
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1285908
ISI #: 000295027200003
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2012
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