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Postural asymmetries in young adults with cerebral palsy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Clinical Research, County of Västmanland.
2013 (English)In: Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, ISSN 0012-1622, E-ISSN 1469-8749, Vol. 55, no 11, 1009-1015 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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AimThe purpose was to describe posture, ability to change position, and association between posture and contractures, hip dislocation, scoliosis, and pain in young adults with cerebral palsy (CP). MethodsCross-sectional data of 102 people (63 males, 39 females; age range 19-23y, median 21y) out of a total population with CP was analysed in relation to Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels I (n=38), II (n=21), III (n=13), IV (n=10), and V (n=20). The CP subtypes were unilateral spastic (n=26), bilateral spastic (n=45), ataxic (n=12), and dyskinetic CP (n=19). The Postural Ability Scale was used to assess posture. The relationship between posture and joint range of motion, hip dislocation, scoliosis, and pain was analysed using logistic regression and Spearman's correlation. ResultsAt GMFCS levels I to II, head and trunk asymmetries were most common; at GMFCS levels III to V postural asymmetries varied with position. The odds ratios (OR) for severe postural asymmetries were significantly higher for those with scoliosis (OR=33 sitting), limited hip extension (OR=39 supine), or limited knee extension (OR=37 standing). Postural asymmetries correlated to hip dislocations: supine (r(s)=0.48), sitting (r(s)=0.40), standing (r(s)=0.41), and inability to change position: supine (r(s)=0.60), sitting (r(s)=0.73), and standing (r(s)=0.64). ConclusionsPostural asymmetries were associated with scoliosis, hip dislocations, hip and knee contractures, and inability to change position.

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2013. Vol. 55, no 11, 1009-1015 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210171DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12199ISI: 000325363100011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210171DiVA: diva2:661649
Available from: 2013-11-04 Created: 2013-11-04 Last updated: 2013-11-04Bibliographically approved

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