Objective: To determine the effects of task oriented training on upper limb function of spastic and athetoid types of cerebral palsy children. Study Design: A quasi experimental (without control group) study. Place and Duration of Study: Campus Institute Lahore, 4 weeks of April 2019. Material and Methods: A total of 25 patients with spastic and athetoid CP were taken by non-probability consecutive sampling for pretest and posttest from a local rehabilitation center Lahore, Pakistan. They received task oriented training for four weeks with thirty minutes session for 5 days a week along with regular physical therapy. ABILHAND-Kids questionnaire and Nine Hole Peg test were used to evaluate their performance before and after the training. Results: The results showed significant improvement in 21 activities of ABILHAND-Kids questionnaire. Pretest and posttest measured as follow, 19.44 ± 3.52 to 24.48 ± 3.61,p-value was 0.0001. Nine Hole Peg test scores were insignificant after four weeks of practice as compared to pretest scores. The mean score measured as; 4.92 ± 2.12 to 5.44 ± 2.45, p-value was 0.067. There was significant difference in ambulatory status with GMFCS level (p=0.028) and non-significant difference in GMFCS level with Hemipretic side (p=0.168 & p=0.841), respectively. Conclusion: The task specific training with gross motor learning in spastic and athetoid cerebral palsy has marked role in specific training of upper extremity functions.
Anam Naz. (2021) Role of Task Oriented Training on Upper Extremity Function Inspastic and Athetoid Cerebral Palsy Children, Pakistan Pediatric Journal, Volume 45, Issue 1.