Maria Fragala-Pinkham

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Publications

  1. doi An aquatic physical therapy program at a pediatric rehabilitation hospital: a case series
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, Massachusetts 02135, USA
    Pediatr Phys Ther 21:68-78. 2009
  2. doi Group aquatic aerobic exercise for children with disabilities
    Maria Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Brighton, MA, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:822-7. 2008
  3. doi Summative evaluation of a pilot aquatic exercise program for children with disabilities
    Maria Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Brighton, MA 02135, USA
    Disabil Health J 3:162-70. 2010
  4. ncbi Evaluation of an adaptive ice skating programme for children with disabilities
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Franciscan Hospital for Children, Research Center, Brighton, MA 02135, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 12:215-23. 2009
  5. ncbi Evaluation of the nutrition counselling component of a fitness programme for children with disabilities
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Pediatr Rehabil 9:378-88. 2006
  6. doi Group swimming and aquatic exercise programme for children with autism spectrum disorders: a pilot study
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 14:230-41. 2011
  7. doi Upper limb robotic therapy for children with hemiplegia
    Susan E Fasoli
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:929-36. 2008
  8. doi Motor learning characterizes habilitation of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
    Hermano I Krebs
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:855-60. 2012
  9. pmc Item bank development for a revised pediatric evaluation of disability inventory (PEDI)
    Helene Dumas
    Franciscan Hospital for Children, Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02135, USA
    Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 30:168-84. 2010
  10. ncbi Sensitivity of a computer adaptive assessment for measuring functional mobility changes in children enrolled in a community fitness programme
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, 53 Bay State Road, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Rehabil 20:616-22. 2006

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Publications19

  1. doi An aquatic physical therapy program at a pediatric rehabilitation hospital: a case series
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, Massachusetts 02135, USA
    Pediatr Phys Ther 21:68-78. 2009
    ..The purpose of this case series is to describe the implementation of an aquatic physical therapy (PT) program at a pediatric hospital and to document improvements in participants' abilities after PT intervention...
  2. doi Group aquatic aerobic exercise for children with disabilities
    Maria Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Brighton, MA, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:822-7. 2008
    ..Children with disabilities may improve their cardiorespiratory endurance after a group aquatic aerobic exercise program with a high adult:child ratio and specific goals to maintain training heart rates...
  3. doi Summative evaluation of a pilot aquatic exercise program for children with disabilities
    Maria Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Brighton, MA 02135, USA
    Disabil Health J 3:162-70. 2010
    ..Adaptive programs encouraging increased physical activity for children with disabilities are needed, and as these programs are developed, they should be critically evaluated...
  4. ncbi Evaluation of an adaptive ice skating programme for children with disabilities
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Franciscan Hospital for Children, Research Center, Brighton, MA 02135, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 12:215-23. 2009
    ..To describe an adaptive ice skating programme designed by paediatric therapists...
  5. ncbi Evaluation of the nutrition counselling component of a fitness programme for children with disabilities
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Pediatr Rehabil 9:378-88. 2006
    ..To describe and evaluate the nutrition counselling component of a fitness programme for children with disabilities...
  6. doi Group swimming and aquatic exercise programme for children with autism spectrum disorders: a pilot study
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA
    Dev Neurorehabil 14:230-41. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of a 14-week aquatic exercise programme for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)...
  7. doi Upper limb robotic therapy for children with hemiplegia
    Susan E Fasoli
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:929-36. 2008
    ..Our aim was to examine the feasibility and effects of robotic therapy for children with cerebral palsy and upper limb hemiplegia...
  8. doi Motor learning characterizes habilitation of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy
    Hermano I Krebs
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 26:855-60. 2012
    ..This study tested in children with cerebral palsy (CP) whether motor habilitation resembles motor learning...
  9. pmc Item bank development for a revised pediatric evaluation of disability inventory (PEDI)
    Helene Dumas
    Franciscan Hospital for Children, Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02135, USA
    Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 30:168-84. 2010
    ..Content validity was established incorporating input from clinicians and parents. The new item bank covers a broad range of functional activities for children of all ages and abilities...
  10. ncbi Sensitivity of a computer adaptive assessment for measuring functional mobility changes in children enrolled in a community fitness programme
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, 53 Bay State Road, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Rehabil 20:616-22. 2006
    ..To examine the relative sensitivity to detect functional mobility changes with a full-length parent questionnaire compared with a computerized adaptive testing version of the questionnaire after a 16-week group fitness programme...
  11. ncbi The emerging role of the pediatric physical therapist in evaluation and intervention for individuals with lysosomal storage diseases
    Stephen M Haley
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215 1605, USA
    Pediatr Phys Ther 17:128-39. 2005
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  12. doi Validity of the OMNI rating of perceived exertion scale for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy
    Maria Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Brighton, MA, USA
    Dev Med Child Neurol 57:748-53. 2015
    ..This study evaluated the validity of the OMNI Walk/Run Rating of Perceived Exertion (OMNI-RPE) scores with heart rate and oxygen consumption (VO₂) for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP)...
  13. doi Robotic therapy and botulinum toxin type A: a novel intervention approach for cerebral palsy
    Susan E Fasoli
    Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02462, USA
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 87:1022-5. 2008
    ..This preliminary study indicates that robotic therapy may be a useful clinical tool when combined with BTX-A injections for improving upper-limb coordination and quality of motor performance in children with cerebral palsy...
  14. pmc Assessing self-care and social function using a computer adaptive testing version of the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory
    Wendy J Coster
    Department of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, Boston University Sargent College, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:622-9. 2008
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  15. ncbi Evaluation of a community-based group fitness program for children with disabilities
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children With Special Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Brighton, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatr Phys Ther 18:159-67. 2006
    ..This study examined the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of a community-based group fitness program for children with disabilities...
  16. ncbi Interpreting change scores of tests and measures used in physical therapy
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, 53 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Phys Ther 86:735-43. 2006
    ..These recommendations include a greater application of indexes that help interpret the meaning of clinically significant change to multiple clinical, research, consumer, and payer communities...
  17. ncbi A fitness program for children with disabilities
    Maria A Fragala-Pinkham
    Research Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Franciscan Hospital for Children, 30 Warren St, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Phys Ther 85:1182-200. 2005
    ..This case report describes a fitness program for children with disabilities and provides preliminary information about the safety and feasibility of the program...
  18. ncbi Assessing mobility in children using a computer adaptive testing version of the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory
    Stephen M Haley
    Health and Disability Research Institute, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 86:932-9. 2005
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