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Impact of Computer Feedback on Hand Performance in Cerebral Palsied Children


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1 Department of Pediatric, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, India
2 Department of Basic Science, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, India
     

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The purpose was to investigate the effect of using advanced technology in a form of computer biofeedback program(CBFP) for improving fine motor abilities and hand grip force through stimulation of visual-motor integration skills , the second part was to compare this new treatment with the traditional one used for improving fine-motor abilities and hand grip force for spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsied children(SHCPC). Hand grip dynamometer was used to assess hand grip force. Thirty children with (SHCPC) participated in this study ranging in age from five to seven years. The patients were randomly divided into two groups. The first group treated by the traditional treatment used for improving fine-motor abilities, the second group treated by using a (CBFP) the results revealed that the (CBP) in form of attractive games drew the child's attention and concentration for longer periods of time. It was recommended to use a source of augmented feedback in conjunction with the traditional treatment in the rehabilitation of upper extremities of children with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy.

Keywords

Computer Biofeedback, Visual-motor Integration, Fine-motor Skills, Hemiplegia, Cerebral Palsy
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Radwa S. Abdel-Aahman
Department of Pediatric, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, India
Amira M. El-Gendy
Department of Basic Science, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, India

Abstract


The purpose was to investigate the effect of using advanced technology in a form of computer biofeedback program(CBFP) for improving fine motor abilities and hand grip force through stimulation of visual-motor integration skills , the second part was to compare this new treatment with the traditional one used for improving fine-motor abilities and hand grip force for spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsied children(SHCPC). Hand grip dynamometer was used to assess hand grip force. Thirty children with (SHCPC) participated in this study ranging in age from five to seven years. The patients were randomly divided into two groups. The first group treated by the traditional treatment used for improving fine-motor abilities, the second group treated by using a (CBFP) the results revealed that the (CBP) in form of attractive games drew the child's attention and concentration for longer periods of time. It was recommended to use a source of augmented feedback in conjunction with the traditional treatment in the rehabilitation of upper extremities of children with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy.

Keywords


Computer Biofeedback, Visual-motor Integration, Fine-motor Skills, Hemiplegia, Cerebral Palsy