Contact: +91-9711224068
International Journal of Applied Research
  • Multidisciplinary Journal
  • Printed Journal
  • Indexed Journal
  • Refereed Journal
  • Peer Reviewed Journal

ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

Impact Factor: RJIF 5.2

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part E (2015)

Effects of hand arm bimanual intensive therapy on upper extremity skills and fine finger dexterity among hemiparetic cerebral palsy children

Author(s)
S Seema, A Turin Martina
Abstract
Background: Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive lesion of the brain. It is one of the common causes of physical disability in the childhood period also affecting the education and social life of the children. Hemiplegia is a type of cerebral palsy, in which the children have limitations in using the affected upper limb for daily living activities. This study aims to find out the effects of Hand arm bimanual intensive therapy (HABIT) on upper limb skills and fine finger dexterity among children with hemi paretic cerebral palsy. Methods: 10 children with hemi paretic cerebral palsy was undergone HABIT. Interventions lasted for 10 weeks, 3hrs/day. Quality of upper extremity skill (QUEST) to assess the children’s upper limb skills and peg moving task to assess the fine finger dexterity were used before and after intervention. Results: Result showed significant improvements on upper extremity skills of QUEST and fine finger dexterity of peg moving task. Conclusion: HABIT is an effective therapy to improve the upper limb skills and fine finger dexterity in children with hemi paretic cerebral palsy.
Pages: 296-298  |  738 Views  15 Downloads
How to cite this article:
S Seema, A Turin Martina. Effects of hand arm bimanual intensive therapy on upper extremity skills and fine finger dexterity among hemiparetic cerebral palsy children. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(9): 296-298.
Call for book chapter
International Journal of Applied Research