Physiotherapy of At-Risk Infants, Physiotherapist or Family?

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Hacettepe University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Problem With Growth of an Infant

Treatments

Other: Early goal directed neuromotor therapy

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02681289
GO13 186-01

Details and patient eligibility

About

Early physiotherapy reduces neuromotor problems in at-risk infants. This study was planned to compare the effects of an early goal-directed neuromotor physiotherapy (GDNT) application between preterm and term at-risk infants.

Full description

Early physiotherapy reduces neuromotor problems in at-risk infants. This study was planned to compare the effects of an early goal-directed neuromotor physiotherapy (GDNT) application between preterm and term at-risk infants. Eighteen at-risk infants between the ages of 0 and 12 months were assigned to the preterm and term groups according to their gestational and corrected age. Each group received GDNT for 45 min, three days per week for 12 weeks. The effectiveness of the therapy was measured using Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS), Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE), and Goal Attainment Scale (GAS).

Enrollment

40 patients

Sex

All

Ages

Under 15 months old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • being diagnosed as "at-risk" by a pediatric neurologist, having intraventricular hemorrhage, periventricular leucomalacia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, and prematurity, Apgar score of 5 or less at 5 min, chronic lung disease, seizures, meningitis, hyperbilirubinemia, being twins or triplets, and having intrauterine growth restriction;
  • being outside of the neonatal intensive care unit;
  • being between 0 and 12 months old (corrected age for premature infants);
  • having a family acceptance for the participation in 12 weeks of therapy program.

Exclusion criteria

  • having congenital anomalies, musculoskeletal disorders, cyanotic congenital heart disease and mechanical dependency, and
  • lack of informed content by the parents.

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

40 participants in 2 patient groups

physiotherapy group
Experimental group
Description:
Early goal directed neuromotor therapy applied by physiotherapist
Treatment:
Other: Early goal directed neuromotor therapy
family group
Experimental group
Description:
Early goal directed neuromotor therapy applied by family
Treatment:
Other: Early goal directed neuromotor therapy

Trial contacts and locations

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