Investigation of the Effectiveness of Visual Feedback Training on Upper Extremity Functions in Cerebral Palsy
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03726385|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 31, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2018
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational [Patient Registry]|
|Actual Enrollment :||38 participants|
|Target Follow-Up Duration:||8 Weeks|
|Official Title:||Investigation of the Effectiveness of Visual Feedback Training on Upper Extremity Functions|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 8, 2018|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 21, 2018|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 1, 2018|
Group I: The control group. Participants in this group received only NDT based upper extremity rehabilitation. Number of the participants were 19.
Group II: The study group. Participants in this group received NDT based upper extremity rehabilitation + Cogniboard® Light Trainer training. Number of the participants were 19.
- Range of motion (ROM) [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]Upper extremity ROM measured with universal goniometer.
- Spasticity [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]Spasticity defined with Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS). The MAS measures resistance during passive soft-tissue stretching. Scoring: 0= normal tone. 1= slight increase in muscle tone, minimal resistance at the end of the range of motion (ROM) when the affected part(s) is moved in flexion or extension. 1+= slight increase in muscle tone, manifested by a catch, followed by minimal resistance throughout the remainder of the ROM. 2= more marked increase in muscle tone through most of the ROM, but affected part(s) easily moved. 3= considerable increase in muscle tone, passive movement difficult. 4= affected part(s) rigid in flexion or extension.
- Grip and pinch strength [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]Grip and pinch strength measured with dynamometer.
- Hand Skills [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]Hand skills was assessed with Minnesota Dexterity Test (MMDT). MMDT is a standardized test for the evaluation of a subject's ability to move small objects various distances. The score on the test is the total seconds required to complete chosen number of test trials.
- Functional Abilities [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]Functional abilities was assessed with Childhood Health Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ). CHAQ is used to assess health status in children. It assesses functional ability in 8 domains of physical function (30 items) for children. Each item is scored on a four point scale ranging from 0 (without any difficulty), 1 (with some difficulty), 2 (with much difficulty), 3 (unable to do). The mean score of the eight domains finally makes up the disability index and ranges from 0 (no disability) to 3 (disabled).
- Functional Level [ Time Frame: Eight weeks ]Functional level was defined with Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). GMFCS looks at movements such as sitting, walking and use of mobility devices. It provides a clear description of a child's current gross motor function. Level I can climb stairs without the use of a railing. Level II can walk in most settings and climb stairs holding onto a railing. Level III needs usage of a hand held mobility device, may climb stairs holding onto a railing with assistance. Level IV requires physical assistance or powered mobility in most settings. Level V children are transported in a manuel wheelchair in all settings, they are limited in their ability to maintain antigravity head and trunk postures and control leg and arm movements.
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|Dilbade Education and Rehabilitation Center|
|Istanbul, Eyup, Turkey, 34050|
|Study Director:||Tugba Kuru Colak||Marmara University Institute of Health Sciences|