Objective: The current study was conducted to evaluate the effect of handling on spasticity and gross motor function in spastic cerebral palsy children with Gross Motor Function and spasticity Score (GMFCS) level IV and V. Study Design: Quasi Experimental Study Place Duration of Study: University of Lahore and Dimensions, Institute of psychological Services and Physical Rehabilitation from April 2019 to July 2019 Material and Method: The study recruited cerebral palsy children with GMFCS level IV and V, suggesting that they have severe impairment in gross motor function. The children were aged between 1 to 3 years. Eighty-nine children were recruited. Mothers after taking consent were being guided about handling the child. SPSS 24 was used and the values were organized through mean, deviation and dependent t-test. Pre and post results were compiled using Wilcoxon Signed Rank. Results: The results depicted that n=69 subjects had decreased spasticity after the intervention while n=20 subjects of the total had no improvement. Conclusion: The current study concluded that guiding the mothers of cerebral palsy children about the proper ways of handling, home environment adaptations and their involvement in the decision making process targets the gross motor function of the children in a positive way.
SAMIA SARMAD, WARDAH RAUF, Muhammad Jawad, IQRA KHAN. (2021) Role of 24 Hours Handling on Gross Motor Function and Spasticity in Cerebral Palsy Children with GMFCS Level IV and V, Pakistan Pediatric Journal, Volume 45, Issue 1.