Effect of Electrical Stimulation With Functional Task Training on Balance and Motor Abilities in Children With Diplegia

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Cairo University (CU)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia

Treatments

Other: functional task training
Device: functional electrical stimulation

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT06234215
E.S and balance in diplegia

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aims of the study are to: 1. Investigate the combined effect of functional task training with electrical stimulation of bilateral hip abductor muscles on balance in children with diplegia. 2. Investigate the combined effect of functional task training with electrical stimulation of bilateral hip abductor muscles on motor abilities in children with diplegia.

Full description

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent disorders of movement and posture. It is non-progressive lesion or abnormality of immature brain. The term cerebral refers to the brain and palsy refers to the loss or impairment of motor function. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a subtype of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in which the stimulation assists functional and purposeful movements. This is achieved by applying electrical stimulation to muscles that, when they contract, produce a movement that can be used functionally.The FES is used to provide electrical stimulation via the peripheral nervous system to activate muscle contractions to assist functional activities when nervous or musculo-skeletal systems are damaged.The common applications of FES include strengthening muscle, reducing muscle spasticity, increasing range of motion, improving upper extremity function and walking speed.

Enrollment

30 patients

Sex

All

Ages

7 to 11 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Their ages will range from 7-11 years.
  • Both genders will be included.
  • Their degree of spasticity will range from 1 to 1+ according to Modified Ashworth Scale (Meseguer-Henarejos et al., 2018).
  • Their motor function will be at level I & II according to Gross Motor Function --- -Classification system (Palisano et al., 2008).
  • They will be understanding instructions.

Exclusion criteria

  • Children will be excluded from the study if they have any of the following criteria:

Musculoskeletal fixed deformities in upper limb, lower limb or spine.

  • Visual or hearing problems.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Botulinium toxin therapy or orthopedic surgery within the past 6months or within the study period.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

30 participants in 2 patient groups

control group had functional task training
Active Comparator group
Description:
this group doing functional task training exercise for 50 min 3 times per week for two months
Treatment:
Other: functional task training
study group had functional task training combined with electrical stimulation
Experimental group
Description:
this group doing functional task training exercise combined with electrical stimulation for 50 min 3 times per week for two months
Treatment:
Device: functional electrical stimulation
Other: functional task training

Trial contacts and locations

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