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Effects of sensory manipulations on the dynamical structure of center-of-pressure trajectories of children with cerebral palsy during sitting

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Neves da Costa, Carolina Souza [1] ; Pavao, Silvia Leticia [1] ; Visicato, Livia Pessarelli [1] ; de Campos, Ana Carolina [1] ; Rocha, Nelci Adriana C. F. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Neuropediat Sect, Dept Physiotherapy, Rod Washington Luis, Km 235, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE; v. 63, p. 1-9, FEB 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Aim: To investigate the effects of manipulating visual information and the compliance of the support surface on the area of sway and dynamical trajectories of center-of-pressure (CoP) in children with CP and children with typical development during static sitting. Methods: 32 typical children, 14 children with mild CP and 12 with moderate-to-severe CP were tested for CoP sway during static sitting under four sensory conditions: (1) eyes open on a rigid surface; (2) eyes closed on a rigid surface; (3) eyes open on foam; (4) eyes closed on foam. Results: Children with moderate-to-severe CP showed greater regularity and local stability of dynamical CoP trajectories and lower complexity in their motor patterns than typical children and children with mild CP. Moreover, removing vision and sitting on a compliant surface reduced the regularity of CoP trajectories. Conclusion: Children with CP were able to adjust the structure and complexity of their postural control responses to sensory challenges, although the structure of their postural responses was poorer than in typical children. (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