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Effect of a single session of transcranial direct-current stimulation combined with virtual reality training on the balance of children with cerebral palsy: a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial

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Author(s):
Lazzari, Roberta Delasta [1] ; Politti, Fabiano [1] ; Santos, Cibele Almeida [1] ; Lopes Dumont, Arislander Jonathan [1] ; Rezende, Fernanda Lobo [1] ; Collange Grecco, Luanda Andre [1] ; Braun Ferreira, Luiz Alfredo [1] ; Oliveira, Claudia Santos [1]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Nove Julho, Movement Anal Lab, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Physical Therapy Science; v. 27, n. 3, p. 763-768, MAR 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 22
Abstract

{[}Purpose] The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with virtual reality training on the balance of children with cerebral palsy. {[}Subjetcs and Methods] Children with cerebral palsy between four and 12 years of age were randomly allocated to two groups: an experimental group which performed a single session of mobility training with virtual reality combined with active transcranial direct current stimulation; and a control group which performed a single session of mobility training with virtual reality combined with placebo transcranial direct current stimulation. The children were evaluated before and after the training protocols. Static balance (sway area, displacement, velocity and frequency of oscillations of the center of pressure on the anteroposterior and mediolateral axes) was evaluated using a force plate under four conditions (30-second measurements for each condition): feet on the force plate with the eyes open, and with the eyes closed; feet on a foam mat with the eyes open, and with the eyes closed. {[}Results] An increase in sway velocity was the only significant difference found. {[}Conclusion] A single session of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation combined with mobility training elicited to lead to an increase in the body sway velocity of children with cerebral palsy. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/05573-9 - Evaluation of the Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Associated Mobility Training with Virtual Reality About Balance Static and Functional Children with Cerebral Palsy: Clinical Trial Randomized Controlled, Double Blind
Grantee:Roberta Delasta Lazzari
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 14/14600-2 - Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with virtual reality mobility training on the posture of children with cerebral palsy: a randomized controlled, double-blind, clinical trial
Grantee:Roberta Delasta Lazzari
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree