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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Using The Nintendo ® Wii For Rehabilitation Of Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Case Study [uso Do Nintendo® Wii Para Reabilitação De Crianças Com Paralisia Cerebral: Estudo De Caso]
Author: Tavares C.N.
Carbonero F.C.
Finamore P.S.
Kos R.S.
Abstract: Objective. To assess the effectiveness of intervention with the Nintendo ® Wii (NW) as a complementary therapy for rehabilitation of gross motor function and balance in patients with cerebral palsy (CP). Method. Case study with 2 patients with clinical diagnosis of spastic diparetic CP, classified by the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) and evaluated through the scales Pediatric Balance Scale (PBS) and Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM-88). They undergone into a standardized intervention with NW twice a week for 20 sessions, after physical therapy. Results. Both the subjects 1 and 2 showed an increase in the score of the scales PBS and GMFM-88. Conclusions. The results suggest that the intervention with the NW is effective to increase the gross motor function in children with moderate performance and balance in patients with mild impairment; however, it requires a study with a larger population to characterize the NW as a complementary tool of rehabilitation.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.4181/RNC.2013.21.763.8p
Date Issue: 2013
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