Effect of Task Specific Circuit Training on Gait and Functional Mobility among Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy

Authors

  • Shruthi J
  • Jagatheesan Alagesan
  • Senthil Kumar N
  • Iswarya S

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/zhq1cm40

Keywords:

Functional independence, GMFM-88, Cerebral palsy.

Abstract

Background and Need for the Study: Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy is the most prevalent and common form
of the cerebral palsy. Gait, balance, and coordination are all negatively impacted because it mostly affects the
bilateral lower extremities.
Purpose of the Study: The purpose of the research was to find out the effectiveness of task specific circuit training
on gait and functional mobility in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
Methods: In this research, selected 30 children according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. All the Children
participating in the study were separated into two groups, Task specific circuit training group and Conventional
group, children’s parents were explained about the safety and procedure. Inform assent was provided to the
children’s parents after explaining about the intervention and study procedure.
Results: Pre-test measurements and Post-test measurements of the gait and functional independence, assessed
using the Edinburgh visual gait scale (EVGS) and GMFM-88. Paired t-test and unpaired t-tests were used for
calculating the mean and standard deviation.
Conclusion: The research eventually reached the conclusion that task-specific circuit training is an efficient method
for improving gait and functional mobility when used in conjunction with regular physiotherapy.

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Author Biographies

  • Shruthi J

    Post Graduate Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Jagatheesan Alagesan

    Professor & Principal,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Senthil Kumar N

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Iswarya S

    Post Graduate Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effect of Task Specific Circuit Training on Gait and Functional Mobility among Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 280-287. https://doi.org/10.37506/zhq1cm40