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Dalvand H, Dehghan L, Feizy A, Hosseini S A. Assessment of Effect of Conductive Education (CE) on Gross Motor Function in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy (3-6 Year Olds), in Vali-e-Asr Rehabilitation Foundation of Tehran. Archives of Rehabilitation. 2011; 11 :26-30
URL: http://rehabilitationj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-658-en.html

1- Ph.D. Student of Occupational Therapy University of Social Welfare and rehabilitation sciences, Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center
2- Ph.D. Student of Occupational Therapy, Acamemic Member Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Rehabilitation Faculty, Tehran, Iran. , ldehghan@tums.ac.ir
3- Ph.D. of Biostatistics, Assistant Professor Esfahan University of Medical Sciences, Department of Health
4- Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy, Assistant University of Social Welfare and rehabilitation sciences
Abstract:   (8935 Views)

Objective: Cerebral palsy is a non progressive disorder in body posture and movement, due to different etiologies. Different rehabilitation interventions include conductive education have been used in these children. This study was performed to determine the effect of conductive education (CE) on gross motor function in children with spastic CP (3-6 year olds).

Materials & methods: This study was Quasi-experimental and interventional. The study populations were 3-6 year olds CP spastic children in Tehran city. The reachable samples were referent to vali-e-asr rehabilitation foundation, among them 20 children acquired the entrance qualification for intervention. The clinical tests were Wechsler intelligence scale for evaluating of (IQ) and GMFM-66 (Gross Motor Function Measure) for evaluating gross motor function.

Results: There are significant difference in gross motor functional abilities after using CE (P<0.003). Evaluation of the condition before and after each of the functional levels showed that the best result of using CE is seen on children at III level. But evaluation comparing of motor performance levels showed no significant difference (P>0.466).

Conclusion: CE is an effective approach in children with CP and it could cause meaningful improvement in gross motor function of children with CP and this approach is useful for all children with CP in different levels of motor function.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Occupational Therapy
Received: 19/10/2010 | Accepted: 17/04/2011 | Published: 4/01/2014

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