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Transcranial direct current stimulation combined with upper limb functional training in children with spastic, hemiparetic cerebral palsy: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

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Franco Moura, Renata Calhes ; Santos, Cibele Almeida ; Collange Grecco, Luanda Andre ; Lazzari, Roberta Delasta ; Lopes Dumont, Arislander Jonathan ; de Almeida Duarte, Natalia Carvalho ; Braun, Luiz Alfredo ; Palma Lopes, Jamile Benite ; dos Santos, Ligia Abram ; Souza Rodrigues, Eliane Lopes ; Albertini, Giorgio ; Cimolin, Veronica ; Galli, Manuela ; Oliveira, Claudia Santos
Número total de Autores: 14
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Trials; v. 17, AUG 17 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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Background: The aim of the proposed study is to perform a comparative analysis of functional training effects for the paretic upper limb with and without transcranial direct current stimulation over the primary motor cortex in children with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy. Methods: The sample will comprise 34 individuals with spastic hemiparetic cerebral palsy, 6 to 16 years old, classified at level I, II, or III of the Manual Ability Classification System. Participants will be randomly allocated to two groups: (1) functional training of the paretic upper limb combined with anodic transcranial stimulation; (2) functional training of the paretic upper limb combined with sham transcranial stimulation. Evaluation will involve three-dimensional movement analysis and electromyography using the SMART-D 140 (R) system (BTS Engineering) and the FREEEMG (R) system (BTS Engineering), the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test, to assess functional mobility, the Portable Device and Ashworth Scale, to measure movement resistance and spasticity, and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory, to evaluate performance. Functional reach training of the paretic upper limb will include a range of manual activities using educational toys associated with an induced constraint of the non-paretic limb during the training. Training will be performed in five weekly 20-minute sessions for two weeks. Transcranial stimulation over the primary motor cortex will be performed during the training sessions at an intensity of 1 mA. Findings will be analyzed statistically considering a 5 % significance level (P = 0.05). Discussion: This paper presents a detailed description of a prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blind, clinical trial designed to demonstrate the effects of combining transcranial direct current stimulation over the primary motor cortex and functional training of the paretic limb in children with cerebral palsy classified at level I, II, or III of the Manual Ability Classification System. The results will be published and evidence found may contribute to the use of transcranial stimulation for this population. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 13/13767-8 - Estimulação transcraniana por corrente contínua associada ao treino funcional de membro superior para crianças com paralisia cerebral hemiparéticas espásticas: ensaio clínico controlado aleatorizado e duplo cego
Beneficiário:Claudia Santos Oliveira
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular