The effects of anterior seat inclination on movement time, mechanical work and kinematics during sit-to-stand in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.

Conclusions: Anterior seat inclination with 5°, 10° and 15° could improve STS performance in children with SDCP. Therefore, applying these seats would be another option for children with SDCP to enhance STS performance. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION Anterior seat inclination could improve sitting posture in children with diplegia. Children with diplegia spent less time when STS from the anterior seat inclination. Children with diplegia used less energy when STS from the anterior seat inclination. PMID: 31512537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology. - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol Source Type: research

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Bilateral cerebral palsy (BCP) is a common movement disorder in children, which often results in lifelong motor disability. One main symptom of BCP is the limitation of hand function in everyday activities. However, the neuroanatomical basis of this prominent hand impairment is yet to discover. Recent advances mainly focus on the lesions of BCP, but the views on the atypical development of cortical parcellations are extremely lacking. Here, in our study, neuroimaging with network analysis was employed to evaluate the changes of structural covariance networks (SCNs) in BCP children. We aimed to elucidate the alteration of S...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results support the impact of resistive therapy on gait improvement, especially in terms of the gait speed and step cadence parameters. PMID: 31588984 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista de Neurologia - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
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Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatoon Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Managing spasticity might be unfamiliar to many practitioners. It is important for physicians to understand spasticity and the potential treatment options available to improve quality of life. The current review provides concise information on the clinical relevance of spasticity in primary care and how to assess and manage it effectively and efficiently in those with chronic neurologic conditions. PMID: 31604736 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Family Physician Medecin de Famille Canadien - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Can Fam Physician Source Type: research
Authors: Burak M, Kavlak E Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between quality of life, activity-participation and environmental factors in adolescents with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Seventy-five (75) adolescents (M:45, F:30) aged between 14-18 years (mean: 15.52±1.60 yrs) were included in the study. Participants were divided into three groups: Level I, Level II and Level III according to the Gross Motor Function Classification System. Gross Motor Function Classification System, Gross Motor Function Measure, Functional Independence Scale, Manual Ability ...
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
Conclusions Vocational interventions may be effective in improving vocational outcomes, QoL, and CI for individuals with ABI. There is limited experimental evidence on interventions that specifically target employment. Observational data suggest that receiving job placement assistance, on-the-job training and supports, counselling/guidance, maintenance, and supported employment successfully predicted employment outcomes.
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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