Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Kinematic aiming task: measuring functional changes in hand and arm movements after botulinum toxin-A injections in children with spastic hemiplegia
    Eugene A A Rameckers
    Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg, Valkenburg, The Netherlands
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:538-47. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children
    Bouwien Cm Smits-Engelsman
    Motor Control Lab, Division of Motor Control and Neuroplasticity, Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Phys Ther 88:286-94. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Age-related changes in motor imagery from early childhood to adulthood: probing the internal representation of speed-accuracy trade-offs
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Department of Kinesiology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Avans University for Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Hum Mov Sci 32:1151-62. 2013
  4. pmc The relationship between joint mobility and motor performance in children with and without the diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder
    Lemke D Jelsma
    Developmental and Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 13:35. 2013
  5. doi request reprint The relationship between motor coordination and intelligence across the IQ range
    Bouwien Smits-Engelsman
    Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Pediatrics 130:e950-6. 2012
  6. pmc Clinimetric evaluation of methods to measure muscle functioning in patients with non-specific neck pain: a systematic review
    Chantal H P de Koning
    Avans, University for Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:142. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Fast responses to target changes are not impaired in children with spastic hemiplegia
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Motor Control Lab, Department of Kinesiology, K U Leuven, Belgium
    Neuroreport 20:1-4. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Children with developmental coordination disorder are equally able to generate force but show more variability than typically developing children
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Research Center for Movement Control and Neuroplasticity, Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Hum Mov Sci 27:296-309. 2008
  9. doi request reprint The line copy task for kinesthesia and internal movement representation: application in children
    Bouwien Smits-Engelsman
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, K U Leuven, Belgium
    Hum Mov Sci 27:682-94. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Is the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2nd edition a reliable instrument to measure motor performance in 3 year old children?
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Avansplus, University for Professionals, Masteropleiding Kinderfysiotherapie, Heerbaan 14 40, 4817 NL Breda, The Netherlands
    Res Dev Disabil 32:1370-7. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Kinematic aiming task: measuring functional changes in hand and arm movements after botulinum toxin-A injections in children with spastic hemiplegia
    Eugene A A Rameckers
    Rehabilitation Foundation Limburg, Valkenburg, The Netherlands
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 86:538-47. 2007
    ..To describe different aspects of a kinematic aiming task (KAT) as a quantitative way to assess changes in arm movements within 2 wks after botulinum toxin-A (BTX-A) injections in children with spastic hemiplegia...
  2. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children
    Bouwien Cm Smits-Engelsman
    Motor Control Lab, Division of Motor Control and Neuroplasticity, Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Phys Ther 88:286-94. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the interrater reliability of data for the M-ABC when scored by pediatric physical therapists working in routine clinical settings...
  3. doi request reprint Age-related changes in motor imagery from early childhood to adulthood: probing the internal representation of speed-accuracy trade-offs
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Department of Kinesiology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Avans University for Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Hum Mov Sci 32:1151-62. 2013
    ..The correlation between real MT on the VRFT and fine-motor performance ranged between .53 and .42, while that for virtual movement was between .37 and .34. MI ability predicts manual skill to a moderate degree...
  4. pmc The relationship between joint mobility and motor performance in children with and without the diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder
    Lemke D Jelsma
    Developmental and Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    BMC Pediatr 13:35. 2013
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  5. doi request reprint The relationship between motor coordination and intelligence across the IQ range
    Bouwien Smits-Engelsman
    Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Pediatrics 130:e950-6. 2012
    ..retardation? (2) What level of motor performance should be expected given the person's measured intelligence? (3) At what point are motor difficulties considered to be in excess of those usually associated with mental retardation?..
  6. pmc Clinimetric evaluation of methods to measure muscle functioning in patients with non-specific neck pain: a systematic review
    Chantal H P de Koning
    Avans, University for Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:142. 2008
    ..This article provides a critical analysis of the research literature on the clinimetric properties of tests to measure neck muscle strength or endurance in patients with non-specific neck pain, which can be used in daily practice...
  7. doi request reprint Fast responses to target changes are not impaired in children with spastic hemiplegia
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Motor Control Lab, Department of Kinesiology, K U Leuven, Belgium
    Neuroreport 20:1-4. 2009
    ..The moving targets made adaptive movements faster instead of slower for the affected hand. It is concluded that fast-adjusting movements do not necessarily rely on the motor cortex in these children...
  8. doi request reprint Children with developmental coordination disorder are equally able to generate force but show more variability than typically developing children
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Research Center for Movement Control and Neuroplasticity, Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Hum Mov Sci 27:296-309. 2008
    ..Since younger DCD children are much more affected than older ones it is suggested that these children are able to learn a strategy to cope with their increased stochastic variability, especially at higher force levels...
  9. doi request reprint The line copy task for kinesthesia and internal movement representation: application in children
    Bouwien Smits-Engelsman
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, K U Leuven, Belgium
    Hum Mov Sci 27:682-94. 2008
    ..The finding that no significant development was found on the O-part indicates that changes in the use of internal models must occur outside the age window studied...
  10. doi request reprint Is the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2nd edition a reliable instrument to measure motor performance in 3 year old children?
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Avansplus, University for Professionals, Masteropleiding Kinderfysiotherapie, Heerbaan 14 40, 4817 NL Breda, The Netherlands
    Res Dev Disabil 32:1370-7. 2011
    ..76. In conclusion, the revised test can be applied to assess motor performance in typically developing 3-year old children. Future studies are needed to confirm if the same can be said for children with motor delays...
  11. ncbi request reprint Strength training does not affect the accuracy of force gradation in an isometric force task in young men
    B Smits-Engelsman
    Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Motor Control Laboratory, Research Center for Movement Control and, Neuroplasticity, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Int J Sports Med 29:59-65. 2008
    ..No evidence was found to support the notion of a loss in accuracy as a result of strength training...
  12. doi request reprint Bimanual force coordination in children with spastic unilateral cerebral palsy
    B C M Smits-Engelsman
    Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Res Dev Disabil 32:2011-9. 2011
    ..Bimanual tasks evaluating bimanual grip and lift forces in children with CP and can give us new insights in the underlying force control mechanisms of the spastic hand...
  13. doi request reprint Children with a learning disorder show prospective control impairments during visuomanual tracking
    Dominique van Roon
    Research Center for Movement Control and Neuroplasticity, Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
    Res Dev Disabil 31:195-202. 2010
    ..Furthermore, children with LD did not improve from the 1st to the 2nd trial, possibly as a result of slower visuomotor adaptation processes...
  14. doi request reprint Motor imagery development in primary school children
    Karen Caeyenberghs
    Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, K U Leuven, Belgium
    Dev Neuropsychol 34:103-21. 2009
    ..We argue that movement imagery reflects the unfolding of internal modeling processes providing the foundation for adaptive, goal-directed movements...
  15. doi request reprint Correlations between white matter integrity and motor function in traumatic brain injury patients
    Karen Caeyenberghs
    KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
    Neurorehabil Neural Repair 25:492-502. 2011
    ..Deterioration of motor function is one of several clinical manifestations following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents...
  16. doi request reprint Static and dynamic visuomotor task performance in children with acquired brain injury: predictive control deficits under increased temporal pressure
    Karen Caeyenberghs
    Research Centre for Movement Control and Neuroplasticity, Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, University Hospital of Leuven, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Heverlee, Leuven, Belgium
    J Head Trauma Rehabil 24:363-73. 2009
    ..To compare performance of children with acquired brain injury (ABI) on static versus dynamic visuomotor tasks with that of control children...
  17. doi request reprint Increasing convergence between imagined and executed movement across development: evidence for the emergence of movement representations
    Karen Caeyenberghs
    Department of Biomedical Kinesiology, K U Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
    Dev Sci 12:474-83. 2009
    ..These age-related changes in MI are hypothesized to reflect the children's emerging ability to represent internal models for prospective actions, consistent with the gradual unfolding of feedforward control processes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Force levels in uni- and bimanual isometric tasks affect variability measures differently throughout lifespan
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Avans University, Breda, The Netherlands
    Motor Control 8:437-49. 2004
    ..For adults and elderly, optimal SNR levels were observed around 36% of their MVC. In younger children, however, the inverted U-shape in the SNR over the full range of forces was not yet present...
  19. doi request reprint Brain-behavior relationships in young traumatic brain injury patients: DTI metrics are highly correlated with postural control
    Karen Caeyenberghs
    Motor Control Laboratory, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Hum Brain Mapp 31:992-1002. 2010
    ..This study supports the view that DTI is a valuable tool for assessing the integrity of white matter structures and for selectively predicting functional motor deficits in TBI patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Association between visual perceptual deficits and motor deficits in children with developmental coordination disorder
    Hilde Van Waelvelde
    Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, Belgium
    Dev Med Child Neurol 46:661-6. 2004
    ..The copying test was significantly correlated with the MABC in the DCD group. The association between visual-perceptual deficits and motor tasks was shown to be task specific...
  21. doi request reprint Development of feedforward control in a dynamic manual tracking task
    Dominique van Roon
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    Child Dev 79:852-65. 2008
    ..The ability to exploit feedforward control in a dynamic tracking task improves significantly with age...
  22. doi request reprint Noise, variability, and motor performance in developmental coordination disorder
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Department of Kinesiology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Avans University for Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands
    Dev Med Child Neurol 55:69-72. 2013
    ..Issues of task scheduling and use of augmented feedback are important considerations for therapists when treating these children. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Are graphomotor tasks affected by working in the contralateral hemispace in 6- to 10-year-old children?
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Avans University, Breda, The Netherlands
    Motor Control 8:521-33. 2004
    ..In motor proficient children, no developmental trends were found for these hemispace effects...
  24. ncbi request reprint Developmental trends in speed accuracy trade-off in 6-10-year-old children performing rapid reciprocal and discrete aiming movements
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Motor Control Lab, Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium
    Hum Mov Sci 25:37-49. 2006
    ..The slower movement speed in young children is consistent with their limited ability to use open loop control...
  25. doi request reprint Relearning of writing skills in Parkinson's disease: a literature review on influential factors and optimal strategies
    Evelien Nackaerts
    Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Group, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, KU Leuven, Tervuursevest 101, B 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 37:349-57. 2013
    ..Finally, the knowledge on these topics is combined to propose an optimal strategy for relearning of writing skills in PD, a frequently reported motor deficit also known as micrographia...
  26. doi request reprint Efficacy of interventions to improve motor performance in children with developmental coordination disorder: a combined systematic review and meta-analysis
    Bouwien C M Smits-Engelsman
    Department of Kinesiology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    Dev Med Child Neurol 55:229-37. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to review systematically evidence about the efficacy of motor interventions for children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD), and to quantify treatment effects using meta-analysis...
  27. doi request reprint Neuromuscular training improves knee kinematics, in particular in valgus aligned adolescent team handball players of both sexes
    Maarten Barendrecht
    Avans, University for Professionals, Breda, The Netherlands
    J Strength Cond Res 25:575-84. 2011
    ..At risk" players with higher initial valgus angles will benefit most from this NMT...
  28. ncbi request reprint Low elementary movement speed is associated with poor motor skill in Turner's syndrome
    Maria W G Nijhuis-Van der Sanden
    Department of Pediatric Physical Therapy, University Medical Center St Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Dev Neuropsychol 22:643-70. 2002
    ..We conclude that a problem in motor execution is the main factor determining performance differences between girls with TS and controls...
  29. ncbi request reprint Use of a task-oriented self-instruction method to support children in primary school with poor handwriting quality and speed
    Marian J Jongmans
    Department of General and Special Education, Utrecht University, P O Box 80140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 22:549-66. 2003
    ..We conclude that the task-oriented self-instruction method applied in this study seems to improve especially the quality of handwriting, not speed, of children initially identified as having poor handwriting quality...
  30. ncbi request reprint Verbal actions of physiotherapists to enhance motor learning in children with DCD
    Anuschka S Niemeijer
    Institute of Human Movement Sciences, University of Groningen, P O Box 196, 9700 AD Groningen, The Netherlands
    Hum Mov Sci 22:567-81. 2003
    ..In addition, the principle frequency showed hardly any correlation with the children's initial motor performance level, indicating that the principles used are not related to the child's entry level...
  31. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the movement assessment battery for children-checklist as a screening instrument for children with a developmental co-ordination disorder
    Marina M Schoemaker
    Institute of Human Movement Science, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Br J Educ Psychol 73:425-41. 2003
    ..However, the psychometric properties of the Checklist have not been investigated in detail...
  32. ncbi request reprint Consequences of comorbidity of developmental coordination disorders and learning disabilities for severity and pattern of perceptual-motor dysfunction
    Marian J Jongmans
    Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of General and Special Education, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    J Learn Disabil 36:528-37. 2003
    ..We conclude that the comorbidity of DCD and LD not only affects the severity of perceptual-motor dysfunction but also is associated with a distinctive pattern of perceptual-motor dysfunction...
  33. ncbi request reprint Children with spastic hemiplegia are equally able as controls in maintaining a precise percentage of maximum force without visually monitoring their performance
    Eugene A A Rameckers
    Stichting Revalidatie Centra Limburg, Onderstestraat 29 6301 KA Valkenburg, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 43:1938-45. 2005
    ..These results suggest that CP children are equally able to produce stable force without visually monitoring their performance than children without CP, provided they are allowed to operate within their own force range...
  34. ncbi request reprint A five-week exercise program can reduce falls and improve obstacle avoidance in the elderly
    Vivian Weerdesteyn
    Sint Maartenskliniek Research, Development and Education, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Gerontology 52:131-41. 2006
    ..Although exercise programs have been shown to reduce the risk of falls, the optimal exercise components, as well as the working mechanisms that underlie the effectiveness of these programs, have not yet been established...
  35. ncbi request reprint Are teaching principles associated with improved motor performance in children with developmental coordination disorder? A pilot study
    Anuschka S Niemeijer
    Northern Centre for Healthcare Research, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Phys Ther 86:1221-30. 2006
    ..Physical therapists' teaching skills often are disregarded in research studies. We examined whether the use of different teaching principles during neuromotor task training was associated with treatment effects...