Author(s): Hur JJ
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Abstract A computerised search (Med-line) was conducted in March 1994. This review deals with the outcome of therapeutic intervention research with cerebral palsied children, published in English since 1966. A total of 37 studies were considered as therapeutic intervention. Seven studies were classified as equivalent group comparison; two were regarded as quasi/non-randomised group comparison; four studies were one group before and after treatment comparison research; six studies were descriptive; nine studies used single-case approach alone or combined with group analysis; six studies were categorised as case-study and three studies were regarded as survey in nature. A critical review of the studies revealed that the majority were based on a small number of subjects, and on short-term periods in poorly controlled intervention, often without follow-up. In addition, some studies used inappropriate experimental designs and analysis. A number of studies reported positive outcome of the therapeutic intervention but without experimental control or statistical analysis.
This article was published in Acta Neurol Scand
and referenced in Journal of Novel Physiotherapies