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Comparison of Knee joint prorioception in Spastic Diplegic and Typically Developing Children of age 5-12 years; A Cross-Sectional Study

*, Megha D. Panchal and *, Abraham M Joshua and *, Jaya Shanker Tedla (2011) Comparison of Knee joint prorioception in Spastic Diplegic and Typically Developing Children of age 5-12 years; A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 3 (12). pp. 228-234.

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Abstract

Objective: To compare quantitatively the error made in knee joint proprioception by typically developing and spastic diplegic children of age 5-12 years. Design: Cross sectional. Participants: A total of 100 subjects were recruited, out of which, 80 (40 males, 40 females) were typically developing children (mean ± standard deviation of age was 8.88± 2.29 years) and 20(13 males, 7 females) were children with spastic diplegia (mean ± standard deviation of age was 9.54± 2.44 years). Methods: Passive reproduction of joint position of knee was checked by using a universal goniometer. Relative error was measured in degrees. Results: Mean ± standard deviation of relative error in knee joint proprioception was 12.91±5.63 degrees for children with spastic diplegia and 1.80±2.15 degrees for typically developing children respectively. Comparison of the relative error between spastic diplegic children and typically developing children using the Mann-Whitney U test was highly significant with p value < 0.001 Conclusions: There was significant error in proprioception of knee joint in children with spastic diplegia as compared to typically developing children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spastic Diplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Proprioception, Knee Joint.
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 06:16
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2012 06:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2090

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