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Effects of differents montages of tDCS on funcionality in children with cerebral palsy type spatic hemiparesis: clinical trial randomized, placebo-controlled and double blind

Grant number: 15/14952-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2015
Effective date (End): October 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Claudia Santos Oliveira
Grantee:Natália de Almeida Carvalho Duarte
Host Institution: Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE). Campus Memorial. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/03565-7 - Effects of different montages of tDCS on functionality in children with cerebral palsy: clinical trial, randomized, sham-controlled, double blind, BE.EP.DR


Objective: To investigate the effects of different montages of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in the primary motor cortex, associated with gait training on the functionality of children with cerebral palsy (CP) type Spastic hemiparesis. Materials and Methods: A population sample that will be part of this project will consist of 30 children with CP type spastic hemiparesis, aged five to twelve years. Children are randomly allocated into three groups (Group 1: tDCS the anode over the primary motor cortex and the catode on contralateral supraorbital region associated with the treadmill training; Group 2: Sham tDCS anode at the primary motor cortex and the cathode at the contralateral region supra orbital associated with treadmill training; Group3:. tDCS anode over the primary motor cortex of the injured hemisphere and cathodic stimulation in the contralateral primary motor cortex associated with treadmill training. Participants will be evaluated in three distinct periods (before, after and one month after the proposed training). The assessment shall consist of three-dimensional gait analysis, static balance, functional balance, functional performance, quality of life and electromyographic signals of the lower limbs. The trainings will be held for two consecutive weeks with five training sessions a week and last for 20 minutes per session. The transcranial stimulation will be held simultaneously to gait training with an intensity of 1 mA. The results will be statistically analyzed assuming a significance level of 0.05 (p <0.05).

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PALMA LOPES, JAMILE BENITE; CARVALHO DUARTE, NATALIA DE ALMEIDA; LAZZARI, ROBERTA DELASTA; OLIVEIRA, CLAUDIA SANTOS. Virtual reality in the rehabilitation process for individuals with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome: A systematic review. JOURNAL OF BODYWORK AND MOVEMENT THERAPIES, v. 24, n. 4, p. 479-483, . (16/11156-0, 15/14952-9)

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