Compare the Effectiveness of Task-Oriented Approach and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Approach on Trunk Control Training among Children with Diplegic Cerebral Palsy
International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, 2019
12 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2019
Date Written: January 23, 2019
Cerebral palsy is the condition commonly known for imbalance and postural issues. There are plenty in numbers treatment procedures and approaches used to train children with cerebral palsy. Majority of recent researches and training programs suggested that Task-oriented approach and Proprioceptive Neuromusclar Facilitation Approaches are suitable and brought better improvement in function skills of children with cerebral palsy. Literatures and research articles ensured the benefits of using these approaches, but studies are scares in comparing these approaches and its efficiency on trunk control. As, there was no studies focused on finding the most efficient approaches to trunk control, it was decided to conduct a comparative study. Based on convenient sampling method participants were selected to participate in the study. GMFCS was used a screening tool to identify the functional ability of children. Trunk Control Measurement Scale (TCMS) was used a measurement tool in the study. Two different training protocols were used to train each group, pre and post-test scores were collected to compare to find the efficient approach to improve trunk control of children with cerebral palsy. The study results showed that there was improvement in both groups; comparatively Task oriented basted intervention showed better result than PNF based intervention. The results support that activity based intervention brings better results in pediatric rehabilitation.
Keywords: Cerebral Palsy, Trunk Control Training, Task-oriented approach, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Approach, Trunk Control Measurement Scale.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation