Short-term balance training with computerbased feedback in children with cerebral palsy: A feasibility and pilot randomized trial

Saxena, Shikha and Rao, Bhamini K and Kumaran, Senthil D (2016) Short-term balance training with computerbased feedback in children with cerebral palsy: A feasibility and pilot randomized trial. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1751–8423

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the feasibility of using short-term balance training with computer-based visual feedback (BTVF) and its effect on standing balance in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP). Methods: Out of the fourteen children with BSCP (mean age = 10.31 years), seven children received four sessions of BTVF (two such sessions/day, each session = 15 min) in comparison to the control group that received standard care. Feasibility was measured as percentages of recruitment, retention and safety and balance was measured using a posturography machine as sway velocity (m/s) and velocity moment (m/s2) during quiet standing. Results: No serious adverse events occurred in either group. There were no differences in the retention percentages and in any clinical outcome measure between both groups. Conclusion: Use of BTVF is feasible in children with BSCP but further investigation is required to estimate a dose–effect relationship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intervention; posture; stability; visual feedback.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2016 12:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146650

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