Short-term balance training with computer-based feedback in children with cerebral palsy

A feasibility and pilot randomized trial

Shikha Saxena, Bhamini K. Rao, Kumaran D. Senthil

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: To assess the feasibility of using short-term balance training with computer-based visual feedback (BTVF) and its effect on standing balance in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP). Methods: Out of the fourteen children with BSCP (mean age = 10.31 years), seven children received four sessions of BTVF (two such sessions/day, each session = 15 min) in comparison to the control group that received standard care. Feasibility was measured as percentages of recruitment, retention and safety and balance was measured using a posturography machine as sway velocity (m/s) and velocity moment (m/s2) during quiet standing. Results: No serious adverse events occurred in either group. There were no differences in the retention percentages and in any clinical outcome measure between both groups. Conclusion: Use of BTVF is feasible in children with BSCP but further investigation is required to estimate a dose–effect relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalDevelopmental Neurorehabilitation
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03-04-2017

Fingerprint

Cerebral Palsy
Sensory Feedback
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Safety
Control Groups

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Developmental Neuroscience

Cite this

@article{5e8a6faa8f37483386c3491b035d1964,
title = "Short-term balance training with computer-based feedback in children with cerebral palsy: A feasibility and pilot randomized trial",
abstract = "Objective: To assess the feasibility of using short-term balance training with computer-based visual feedback (BTVF) and its effect on standing balance in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP). Methods: Out of the fourteen children with BSCP (mean age = 10.31 years), seven children received four sessions of BTVF (two such sessions/day, each session = 15 min) in comparison to the control group that received standard care. Feasibility was measured as percentages of recruitment, retention and safety and balance was measured using a posturography machine as sway velocity (m/s) and velocity moment (m/s2) during quiet standing. Results: No serious adverse events occurred in either group. There were no differences in the retention percentages and in any clinical outcome measure between both groups. Conclusion: Use of BTVF is feasible in children with BSCP but further investigation is required to estimate a dose–effect relationship.",
author = "Shikha Saxena and Rao, {Bhamini K.} and Senthil, {Kumaran D.}",
year = "2017",
month = "4",
day = "3",
doi = "10.3109/17518423.2015.1116635",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "115--120",
journal = "Developmental Neurorehabilitation",
issn = "1751-8423",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "3",

}

Short-term balance training with computer-based feedback in children with cerebral palsy : A feasibility and pilot randomized trial. / Saxena, Shikha; Rao, Bhamini K.; Senthil, Kumaran D.

In: Developmental Neurorehabilitation, Vol. 20, No. 3, 03.04.2017, p. 115-120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Short-term balance training with computer-based feedback in children with cerebral palsy

T2 - A feasibility and pilot randomized trial

AU - Saxena, Shikha

AU - Rao, Bhamini K.

AU - Senthil, Kumaran D.

PY - 2017/4/3

Y1 - 2017/4/3

N2 - Objective: To assess the feasibility of using short-term balance training with computer-based visual feedback (BTVF) and its effect on standing balance in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP). Methods: Out of the fourteen children with BSCP (mean age = 10.31 years), seven children received four sessions of BTVF (two such sessions/day, each session = 15 min) in comparison to the control group that received standard care. Feasibility was measured as percentages of recruitment, retention and safety and balance was measured using a posturography machine as sway velocity (m/s) and velocity moment (m/s2) during quiet standing. Results: No serious adverse events occurred in either group. There were no differences in the retention percentages and in any clinical outcome measure between both groups. Conclusion: Use of BTVF is feasible in children with BSCP but further investigation is required to estimate a dose–effect relationship.

AB - Objective: To assess the feasibility of using short-term balance training with computer-based visual feedback (BTVF) and its effect on standing balance in children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy (BSCP). Methods: Out of the fourteen children with BSCP (mean age = 10.31 years), seven children received four sessions of BTVF (two such sessions/day, each session = 15 min) in comparison to the control group that received standard care. Feasibility was measured as percentages of recruitment, retention and safety and balance was measured using a posturography machine as sway velocity (m/s) and velocity moment (m/s2) during quiet standing. Results: No serious adverse events occurred in either group. There were no differences in the retention percentages and in any clinical outcome measure between both groups. Conclusion: Use of BTVF is feasible in children with BSCP but further investigation is required to estimate a dose–effect relationship.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85016203423&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85016203423&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3109/17518423.2015.1116635

DO - 10.3109/17518423.2015.1116635

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 115

EP - 120

JO - Developmental Neurorehabilitation

JF - Developmental Neurorehabilitation

SN - 1751-8423

IS - 3

ER -