Effectiveness of the virtual reality on cognitive function of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a single-blind randomized controlled trial

This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of virtual reality-based rehabilitation program for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy on cognitive functions. Ninety children (47 boys, 43 girls) with hemiplegic cerebral palsy were randomized to either study (n = 45; 11.18 ± 3.37 years) or control (n = 45; 11.06 ± 3.24 years) groups. The study group received virtual reality intervention in addition to Traditional Occupational Therapy intervention, and the control group received Traditional Occupational Therapy for 20 sessions. Both groups were evaluated by blinded assessors with Dynamic Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment for Children to collect information on cognitive functioning. Both groups' cognitive functions were improved after 10 weeks of interventions. The between-group comparison revealed significantly greater improvements in all subtest of cognitive functions in the virtual reality group than in the Traditional Occupational Therapy group (P
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Children with hemiplegic CP demonstrate developmental disregard in both the motor and the visual-spatial attention domains. Including evaluation of and intervention for visual-spatial attention for children with hemiplegic CP in the traditionally motor-oriented rehabilitation approach is recommended. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This research provides evidence that children with hemiplegic CP demonstrate disregard in the domain of visual-spatial attention. The findings suggest that evaluation of and intervention for visual-spatial attention should be included in CP rehabilitation in addition to t...
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Occupational therapy practitioners should consider use of interventions with moderate or strong evidence as described in this review. Limitations include high risk of bias and limited evidence for several interventions. WHAT THIS ARTICLE ADDS: This article provides occupational therapy practitioners with updated information on evidence-based practices for children age 5 and younger who have motor delays. PMID: 32204777 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Am J Occup Ther Source Type: research
Conclusions: Personal causation in interaction with environmental features is strongly influenced by adolescents' motivation.Significance: Occupational therapists could improve the motivation of adolescents with CP in interaction with the individual's volition with focussing on self-efficacy for promoting personal causation. Adapting to the physical environment and changing the attitudes of others to these adolescents is necessary. PMID: 32089013 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Scand J Occup Ther Source Type: research
This article summarizes the best available evidence interventions for preventing and managing cerebral palsy in 2019.Recent FindingsEffective prevention strategies include antenatal corticosteroids, magnesium sulfate, caffeine, and neonatal hypothermia. Effective allied health interventions include acceptance and commitment therapy, action observations, bimanual training, casting, constraint-induced movement therapy, environmental enrichment, fitness training, goal-directed training, hippotherapy, home programs, literacy interventions, mobility training, oral sensorimotor, oral sensorimotor plus electrical stimulation, pre...
Source: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
In the Swedish population-based follow-up program and national quality registry for individuals with cerebral palsy (CPUP), physiotherapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) treatments are regularly recorded al...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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