Analysis of postural stability in children with cerebral palsy and children with typical development: An observational study

Saxena, Shikha and Rao, Bhamini K and Kumaran, Senthil D (2014) Analysis of postural stability in children with cerebral palsy and children with typical development: An observational study. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 26 (3). pp. 325-330.

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Abstract

Purpose: To analyze and compare postural stability during static upright standing between children with cerebral palsy (CP) and age-matched peers with typical development (TD). Methods: Forty-five children with spastic CP (34 with diplegia and 11 with hemiplegia) and 45 children with TD aged 5 to 12 years were assessed using a posturography device. Postural stability was evaluated under 4 sensory conditions: eyes open and eyes closed on a firm surface; eyes open and eyes closed on a foam surface. Results: Statistically significant differences were obtained between children with spastic diplegic CP and children with TD under all conditions involving visual and somatosensory conflicts (P < .05), but no significant differences were found between childrenwith hemiplegic CP and childrenwith TD. Conclusion: Childrenwith spastic diplegic CP have increased postural instability under sensory conditions that involve both visual and somatosensory conflicts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cerebral palsy/diplegia/hemiplegia; child; postural balance; posturography.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2014 06:40
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2014 06:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140181

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