Biofeedback interventions for people with cerebral palsy: a systematic review protocol

DiscussionSeveral studies have investigated biofeedback-based interventions for people with cerebral palsy. However, there is a great variety and limited consensus regarding how to implement biofeedback mechanisms. This systematic review will consolidate the current evidence to direct future study and develop effective biofeedback rehabilitation strategies.Systematic review registrationPROSPERO ID:CRD42016047612
Source: Systematic Reviews - Category: Global & Universal Source Type: research

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Conclusions and implicationsFuture strategies to improve the validity and applicability of QoL assessments of adults with CP would include: using a clear definition of QoL aligned with the measurement employed; considering proxy-reports whenever appropriate, to encompass larger samples and a wider range of ability; and using age-stratified analyses, in order to deepen understanding of potentially modifiable variables and paths linked to QoL outcomes.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Sepsis in older children is often associated with the presence of developmental abnormalities and cerebral palsy. While relatively uncommon, surgical abdomen in these patients is associated with a high rate of mortality. Few reports have been described of sepsis caused by isolated cecal necrosis.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communications: Pediatric Source Type: research
This article describes the current state of health care transition, focusing on some of the elements that contribute to the complexity of this challenging life period, including: changes to health care insurance, medicolegal considerations and options for supported decision making, discussions about vocations and related barriers and resources, and important psychosocial issues faced by many patients with cerebral palsy. Evidence-based processes and practices are described that can help facilitate health care transition planning and improve outcomes.
Source: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study opens the way for future researchers, psychologists, physiotherapist and other practitioners to do more extensive work in the domain of virtual reality with different sample, constructs and approaches.Implications for rehabilitationIt has become increasing important to introduce new state-to-art technologies in domain of rehabilitation.People are reluctant to use all the traditional modes of treatment. As these conventional ways of treatment are least motivating and interesting to indulge the patients without force and burden. It is evident in the present study that addition of virtual reality-based ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research
ConclusionThe investigation of the potential association between inflammatory molecules and neurological development in children with CP requires further original studies in order to clarify the influence of prenatal and perinatal inflammation on neurological outcomes.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Conclusions and ImplicationsThe seven-dimensional model of support needs could be replicated in children with motor disabilities. However, the usefulness of SIS-C is limited in discriminating between children with greater restrictions in mobility and handling of objects.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Accurate measurement of physical behaviour is paramount to better understand lifestyle, health, and functioning, particularly in adults with physical disability as they may be at higher risk of sedentary lifes...
Source: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Identification of significant anxiety and depression predictors, understood as modifiable factors, should be considered in determining and planning comprehensive support for a child with CP and his/her primary parental caregiver.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions and implicationsLimitations include small sample sizes and heterogeneity in study design; however, our results indicate that interventions can improve the wellbeing of parents of children with CP and should be made available.
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Abstract Aim: To assess the burden and underlying factors of malnutrition among children with cerebral palsy (CP) in the remote Sumba Island, Indonesia. Methods: This is a community-based key informant (KI) method survey of children with CP in the southwest regency of Sumba Island, Indonesia (child population∼152 471). Children with suspected CP identified by trained community volunteers (KIs) underwent a detailed neurodevelopmental assessment by a multidisciplinary medical assessment team to confirm diagnosis of CP. Anthropometric measurements were taken, z scores were calculated, and nutritional status ...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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