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Effect of the severity of manual impairment and hand dominance on anticipatory and compensatory postural adjustments during manual reaching in children with cerebral palsy

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Pavao, Silvia Leticia [1] ; Visicato, Livia Pessarelli [1] ; Neves da Costa, Carolina Souza [1] ; de Campos, Ana Carolina [1] ; Rocha, Nelci Adriana C. F. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Physiotherapy, Neuropediat Sect, Rod Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 1

Aim: To investigate the role of the severity of manual impairment and of hand dominance on postural sway during anticipatory {[}APA] and compensatory {[}CPA] postural adjustments in a seated manual reaching task performed by children with cerebral palsy (CP) and typical children (TC). Methods: We tested 26 TC (mean age 9.5 +/- 2.1 years) and 29 children with CP (age 9.6 +/- 3 years) classified based on manual impairment levels as mild (Manual Ability Classification System {[}MACS] I; n = 18) or moderate-to-severe (MACS n = 11). Participants were instructed to reach towards a target using their dominant vs. non -dominant arm while sitting on a force-plate. Center of pressure (CoP) sway was analyzed during APA and CPA. Results: For all groups, using the non-dominant arm determined greater amplitude and velocity of CoP sway in CPA. Children with moderate-to-severe manual impairment showed greater sway during APA and CPA compared to mild impairment and TC groups. Conclusion: More severe manual impairment resulted in higher sway during the anticipatory and compensatory phases of the reaching task. Using the non -dominant arm resulted in greater compensatory adjustments during reaching. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/11259-6 - Dual task effects on the dynamical features of the center of pressure trajectories in static standing in children and adults
Grantee:Silvia Leticia Pavão Rago
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
FAPESP's process: 12/01252-0 - Effect of Pediasuit on postural control in children with cerebral palsy
Grantee:Carolina Souza Neves da Costa
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate