Letter to the Editor : Pediatric Physical Therapy

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Alghamdi, Mohammed Saeed PT, MS; Chiarello, Lisa PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA; Palisano, Robert PT, ScD, FAPTA; McCoy, Sarah PT, PhD, FAPTA

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Pediatric Physical Therapy 28(4):p 498, Winter 2016. | DOI: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000303
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Dear Editor:

This is a letter to correct a reporting error in our published abstract in the Spring issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy.1 The error was detected in the “Results” section when reporting differences in participation based on children's age groups. We inadvertently reversed a pairwise difference between 2 groups of children when comparing enjoyment of participation between children 1.5 to 2.9 years and children 3 to 5.9 years.

What has been published is that “... children 1.5-2.9 years were reported to enjoy activities more than children 3-5.9 years, P < 0.05.” However, the correct comparison is “... children 3-5.9 years were reported to enjoy activities more than children 1.5-2.9 years, P < 0.05”.

We acknowledge that this error may not cause harm but wanted to provide accurate information to the readers of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Mohammed Saeed Alghamdi, PT, MS
Lisa Chiarello, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA
Robert Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sarah McCoy, PT, PhD, FAPTA
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington


1. Alghamdi M, Chiarello L, Palisano R, McCoy S. Understanding participation of children with cerebral palsy in family and recreational activities. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2016;28(1):E8–E54.
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