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Factors that predict and correlate with development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. (REAL)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5418-3154
Karolinska sjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
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2012 (English)In: 9th COTEC Congress of Occupational Therapy, 2012Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Earlier studies of development of hand function showed large variation between individuals in course of development.

Aim: To identify factors that predict or correlate with development of hand function in children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP).

Methods: Forty-five children with unilateral CP (inclusion age 18-64 months) were measured repeatedly with the Assisting Hand Assessment over on average 4,5 years. Data was collected on brain lesion (n=27), learning ability, sensibility in affected hand etc. A non-linear mixed models analysis was used.

Results: Type, extent and location of brain lesion could predict development of hand function. Decreased learning ability was a predictor of slower development of hand function. Poor sensibility in the affected hand correlated with slower development and a lower ability level compared to children with good sensibility.

Conclusion: Development of hand function can be predicted by brain lesion and is correlated to learning ability and sensibility in the affected hand.

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2012.
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Occupational Therapy
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Occupational therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-41682OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-41682DiVA, id: diva2:780920
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9th COTEC Congress of Occupational Therapy - Occupation Diversity for the Future, Stockholm, Sweden, 24-27 May, 2012
Available from: 2015-01-15 Created: 2015-01-15 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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