EFFECTS OF STRETCHING EXERCISES WITH OR WITHOUT BACLOFEN ON SPASTICITY, FLUID INTAKE AND CALORIES INTAKE IN CEREBRAL PALSY CHILDREN

soi: 21-2017/re-trjvol05iss01p203

Authors

  • Muhammad Ahmad Department of Physical Therapy. Idrees Teaching Hospital Sialkot Pakistan
  • Aleem Liaqat Islamabad Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre Islamabad
  • Nabeela Kanwal Faculty of rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University
  • Asima Irshad Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences. Isra University Islamabad
  • Saira Waqqar Faculty of Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University Islamabad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/trj.v5i01.59

Keywords:

Calories, cerebral palsy, spasticity, stretching exercises

Abstract

Objectives: to find out the effectiveness of stretching exercises and baclofen alone and combined in spastic cerebral palsy children on spasticity, fluid and calorie intake. Material & Methods: A single-blinded, randomized control trial was conducted at Allama Iqbal Hospital, and Idrees Teaching Hospital. The participants between 5-15 years, having spasticity score of 2 or more on Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS). The participants were randomly divided into three treatment groups i.e. group A received baclofen, group B received stretching and group C received both baclofen and sustained stretching. Data were collected by Performa / Questionnaire, which calculated basic demographics, BMI, fluid and calorie intake, and Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS). Results: The result showed significant difference (p<0.05) among group with large effect size while comparing mean differences of Fluid intake {F(df)=2,57(988.603), η2 =0.972, p<0.001} and Calories intake {F(df)= 2,57(166.877), η2 =0.854, p<0.001}. While there was no significant difference in mean difference of spasticity {F(df)= 2,57(2.119), p=0.130}. Conclusion: baclofen along with stretching exercises significantly improved fluid, calorie intake and spasticity.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Ahmad, Department of Physical Therapy. Idrees Teaching Hospital Sialkot Pakistan

HOD Physical Therapy

Aleem Liaqat, Islamabad Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre Islamabad

Consultant Rehabilitation Specialist

Nabeela Kanwal, Faculty of rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University

Lecturer

Asima Irshad, Isra Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences. Isra University Islamabad

Assistant Professor

Saira Waqqar, Faculty of Rehabilitation & Allied Health Sciences, Riphah International University Islamabad

Assistant Professor

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Published

2021-06-30