Effect of Hand Function Training on Improvement of Hand Grip Strength in Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy in Children
|Ahmed M. Azzam*|
|Pediatric Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Science, Rehabilitation Science Department, King Saudi University, Saudi Arabia|
|Corresponding Author :||Ahmed M. Azzam
Pediatric Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Applied Medical Science
Rehabilitation Science Department
King Saudi University, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received May 08, 2012; Accepted July 27, 2012; Published July 31, 2012|
|Citation: Azzam AM (2012) Effect of Hand Function Training on Improvement of Hand Grip Strength in Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy in Children. J Nov Physiother 2:116. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000116|
|Copyright: © 2012 Azzam AM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
Objective: The aim of this work was to show the effect of hand functiong training on improvement of hand grip in hemiplegic cerebral palsy children.
Method: Thirty children were enrolled in this study and randomly assigned into two groups; group A (hand function training plus traditional physiotherapy program) and group B (traditional physiotherapy program only). Hand held dynamometer was used to detect and follow hand grip strength. This measurement was taken before initial treatment and after 12 weeks post treatment.
Results: Data analysis were available on 30 spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy (cp) children and mean value of the hand grip strength in study group pre and post treatment had highly statistically significant differences of p<0.0001 while the mean value of hand grip strength in the control group pre and post treatment had statistically significant difference of p<0.05.
Conclusion: The combined effect of physiotherapy training plus the hand functioning training is recommended.