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Tests for evaluation of functional capacity in cardiopulmonary children with cerebral palsy

Grant number: 15/07355-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): July 03, 2015
Effective date (End): August 02, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Luciana Maria Malosá Sampaio
Grantee:Natália Pereira da Silva
Supervisor: Lawrence Patrick Cahalin
Host Institution: Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE). Campus Memorial. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Miami, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:14/06041-3 - Evaluation of functional capacity and modulation cardiorespiratory autonomic in patients with cerebral palsy, BP.MS


Introduction: Field tests have become an important tool to evaluate the effects of a program of rehabilitation exercises on physical fitness in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP). These have some important advantages over laboratory tests are usually cheaper, easier to administer and require fewer resources with regard to specialized equipment. Objectives: Analyze and process the data collected concerning the autonomic modulation during the six-minute walking test (6MWT) and controlled speed endurance; and permit test practice learning ergoespirometric test (CPX) specifically applied to cerebral palsy.Relevance of the study: This study is expected to show the importance of field tests on cardiorespiratory assessment, and thus propose a better preparation of more effective protocols for the improvement of the conditioning of children. (AU)

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