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Trends in Applied Sciences Research
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 19-25
DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2016.19.25
 
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Relation Between Core-stability and Functional Abilities in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Rehab Hamed Sediek, Amira Mohamed El-Tohamy and Ibrahim Nassar

Abstract:
Attention has been given recently to gain insight about abnormal movements that are present in spastic CP that related to one’s level of core stability and how it affects functional abilities. The purposes of this study were to investigate of core stability affection in children with spastic cerebral palsy and to determine the relationship between core stability and functional abilities in children with spastic cerebral palsy. Seventy five children participated in this study divided into twenty five normal healthy children included in group A. Fifty children of spastic CP with level I and II of Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), spasticity grade 1 and 1+ and their age ranged from six to ten years. Children were divided into two groups; group B consisted of twenty five children with spastic diplegic while group C consisted of twenty five children with spastic hemiplegia. Each child in the three groups was evaluated by using Gross Motor Function Measure and Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer to assess trunk flexors and extensors peak torques. The results revealed significant differences in the trunk flexors and extensors peak torque at angular velocity 120° sec–1 between group B and group C in favor of group C and the peak torques was higher in Group A when compared to both groups B and C. This study concluded that the children with spastic cerebral palsy either hemiplegic or diplegic have poor core stability and the correlation between core stability and GMFM of all participants was significant.
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Rehab Hamed Sediek, Amira Mohamed El-Tohamy and Ibrahim Nassar, 2016. Relation Between Core-stability and Functional Abilities in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 11: 19-25.

DOI: 10.3923/tasr.2016.19.25

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=tasr.2016.19.25

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