Journal article

A Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Conservative Interventions on the Gait of Ambulant Adults with Cerebral Palsy

PE Morgan, FL Dobson, JL McGinley

Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities | Springer Science+Business Media New York. | Published : 2014

Abstract

To identify, appraise and synthesize evidence regarding efficacy of conservative interventions (physiotherapeutic, pharmacological) to improve walking in ambulant adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Standard search and extraction methods were utilised. A descriptive synthesis was performed with additional limited meta-analysis where the same outcome measurements were used and clinical heterogeneity was low. Interventions were considered according to target domain (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health). From 1571 papers identified, 10 met inclusion criteria. Study exclusion was predominantly due to gait not being a target of the intervention, or non-adult age range...

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