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Relationship between static postural control and the level of functional abilities in children with cerebral palsy

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Title
Relationship between static postural control and the level of functional abilities in children with cerebral palsy
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Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, August 2014
DOI 10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0056
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Sílvia L. Pavão, Gabriela S. Nunes, Adriana N. Santos, Nelci A. C. F. Rocha

Abstract

Background: Postural control deficits can impair functional performance in children with cerebral palsy (CP) in daily living activities. Objective: To verify the relationship between standing static postural control and the functional ability level in children with CP. Method: The postural control of 10 children with CP (gross motor function levels I and II) was evaluated during static standing on a force platform for 30 seconds. The analyzed variables were the anteroposterior (AP) and mediolateral (ML) displacement of the center of pressure (CoP) and the area and velocity of the CoP oscillation. The functional abilities were evaluated using the mean Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) scores, which evaluated self-care, mobility and social function in the domains of functional abilities and caregiver assistance. Results: Spearman's correlation test found a relationship between postural control and functional abilities. The results showed a strong negative correlation between the variables of ML displacement of CoP, the area and velocity of the CoP oscillation and the PEDI scores in the self-care and caregiver assistance domains. Additionally, a moderate negative correlation was found between the area of the CoP oscillation and the mobility scores in the caregiver assistance domain. We used a significance level of 5% (p <0.05). Conclusions: We observed that children with cerebral palsy with high CoP oscillation values had lower caregiver assistance scores for activities of daily living (ADL) and consequently higher levels of caregiver dependence. These results demonstrate the repercussions of impairments to the body structure and function in terms of the activity levels of children with CP such that postural control impairments in these children lead to higher requirements for caregiver assistance.

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Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 107 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 21 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 17%
Student > Master 15 14%
Other 9 8%
Student > Postgraduate 7 6%
Other 20 19%
Unknown 18 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 29 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 21%
Neuroscience 6 6%
Sports and Recreations 5 5%
Engineering 5 5%
Other 12 11%
Unknown 28 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 August 2014.
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#14,605,688
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#408
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#119,835
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#4
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