International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 7, Part L (2016)
Effect of bimanual therapy on hand arm use among hemiparetic cerebral palsy children
Seema S and Turin Martina A
Spastic hemiplegia is a type of cerebral palsy. Daily life comprises a range of activities that more or less demand the use of two hands. This study aims to find out the effects of bimanual therapy to improve the hand arm use among the children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy.
Methods: 10 children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy were treated in bimanual therapy. Interventions lasted for 8weeks, 3hrs/day, children’s hand arm use experience questionnaire (CHEQ) was used to assess the children’s bilateral upper limb functions before and after intervention.
Results: Bimanual therapy showed significant improvements on hand arm use. There was significant difference in grasp, time and feeling bothered of posttest in CHEQ.
Conclusion: Bimanual therapy was more effective in improving the hand arm use in daily activities among the children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy.
How to cite this article:
Seema S, Turin Martina A. Effect of bimanual therapy on hand arm use among hemiparetic cerebral palsy children. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(7):803-805.