Last updated on July 2019

Pressure Therapy in the Treatment of Upper Arm of Cerebral Palsy Children


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a 6 months upper arm proprioceptive pressure therapy on Assisting Hand Assessment ("AHA") performance in Cerebral Palsy (CP). To perform this study, 80 CP patients aged of 5 to 10 years old will be included in a multicentric, double blind, prospective parallel-group randomized study. Treatment will be a pressure therapy using a LYCRA compressive sleeve initially used in burn therapy. Primary outcome is to increase of 60% of AHA performance. The secondary outcome are to increase Quality of Upper Extremity Skill Test (QUEST), quality of life and improve Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEP).

Detailed Study Description

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of a 6 months upper arm proprioceptive pressure therapy on Assisting Hand Assessment ("AHA") performance in Cerebral Palsy (CP). To perform this study, 80 CP patients aged of 5 to 10 years old will be included in a multicentric, double blind, prospective parallel-group randomized study. Treatment will be a pressure therapy using a LYCRA compressive sleeve initially used in burn therapy. Primary outcome is to increase of 60% of AHA performance. The secondary outcome are to increase Quality of Upper Extremity Skill Test (QUEST), quality of life and improve Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEP)

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02086214

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