Compare the Effectiveness of Kinesio Taping and Splinting to Enhance Self Care and Hand Function in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.

Renuga, K (2012) Compare the Effectiveness of Kinesio Taping and Splinting to Enhance Self Care and Hand Function in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Masters thesis, KMCH College of Occupational Therapy, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of kinesio Taping and splinting to enhance self care and hand function in children with spastic cerebral palsy. METHODOLOGY: 22 children (12 males and 10 females; 3 to 9 years of age) participated in this study. The Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) and Earhart Developmental Prehension Assessment (EDPA) were used to measure pre and post score of self care and hand function. 11 children in experimental group received Kinesio Taping and 11 children in control group received splinting intervention. After 12 weeks of intervention duration the post test scores were taken in both the groups. Again a 3rd evaluation was done 15 days after the removal of kinesio Taping and splinting to determine the lasting effects on self care and hand function performance. RESULTS: SPSS version 18 was used to analyse the study results. Descriptive and Inferential statistics were used to analyse the data’s obtained. In both groups results showed statistical differences at 0.01 level in paired sample statistics. In independent sample statistics the Kinesio Taping group showed significant improvement in most of the components comparatively splinting group. CONCLUSION: The study comparison confirm that the use of Kinesio Tape as an adjunct to treatment may assist with hand function and self care in occupational therapy pediatric rehabilitation settings than the dorsal cock-up with thumb opponens splint on thumb-in-palm deformity for children with spastic cerebral palsy.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Reg.No: 41101052
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kinesio Taping and Splinting ; Enhance Self Care ; Hand Function ; Children ; Spastic Cerebral Palsy.
Subjects: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY > Occupational Therapy in Paediatrics
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2018 04:40
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2018 04:40
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/6326

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