Objective: Determine the role of manual activities in children presenting with spastic type of Cerebral Palsy. Methods: AQuasi experimental study was conducted in Children Hospital and Compass. A sample of 30 children with cerebral palsy aged between 6 to 12 years was studied and assessment was made before and after the implementation of treatment through ABILHAND kids Questionnaire. The duration of this study was 6 months from December 2014 to May 2015. The recruiting strategy used was convenience sampling. Intervention was given for a period of 90 hours for 9 weeks. Qualitative variables were expressed as proportions (percentages). Before and after comparisons were made using non.parametric Wilcoxon signed rank test since the data was obtained as scores. A p-value less than 0.05 were taken as significant. Results: Bimanual Therapy had significant effect on manual abilities of a child presenting with spastic type of cerebral palsy. The P value was calculated as 0.000 which was less than 0.05. Conclusion: HABIT appears to be effective in improving the manual ability of spastic cerebral palsy children.
Khan, Iqra and Sadiq, Samreen
"Role of manual activities among cerebral Palsy children,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 12:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol12/iss2/4