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NJIRM. 2012; 3(2): 159-162


Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children

Dr. Neeti P. Buddhadev*, Dr. Bharat Arya**.

Abstract
Background: Play therapy has become an important part of physiotherapy treatment program to improve functional outcome in children with cerebral palsy. This study is to examine the effectiveness of play therapy together with conventional therapy to improve the hand function ability in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Methods: 30 spastic diplegic cerebral palsy children were divided into two groups, Group-I received conventional physiotherapy alone where as Group-II received play therapy and conventional therapy (n=15) both. The treatment was given 3 days a week for 6 weeks continuously for both the groups. Results: After the treatment period Group II who received play therapy in addition to conventional therapy scored significantly higher on the Box and block test and Nine hole peg test for grasp and release showing p<0.05. Conclusion: Play therapy along with conventional physiotherapy was found to be much effective in improving the hand function in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. This study may help the physiotherapist to utilize and evaluate the functional outcomes using play therapy in cerebral palsy children.


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Buddhadev* DNP, Arya** DB. Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children. NJIRM. 2012; 3(2): 159-162.



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Buddhadev* DNP, Arya** DB. Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children. NJIRM. 2012; 3(2): 159-162.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Buddhadev* DNP, Arya** DB. Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children. NJIRM. (2012), [cited July 24, 2014]; 3(2): 159-162.



Harvard Style

Buddhadev*, D. N. P. & Arya**, D. B. (2012) Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children. NJIRM, 3 (2), 159-162.



Turabian Style

Buddhadev*, Dr. Neeti P., and Dr. Bharat Arya**. 2012. Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 3 (2), 159-162.



Chicago Style

Buddhadev*, Dr. Neeti P., and Dr. Bharat Arya**. "Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children." National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine 3 (2012), 159-162.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Buddhadev*, Dr. Neeti P., and Dr. Bharat Arya**. "Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children." National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine 3.2 (2012), 159-162. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Buddhadev*, D. N. P. & Arya**, D. B. (2012) Effectiveness of Play Therapy over Conventional Physiotherapy in Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy Children. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 3 (2), 159-162.




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