Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Improving Quality of Life for Children With Cerebral Palsy in Vietnam: Implementation of Intensive Models of Rehabilitation
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Humanity and Inclusion, Brussels, Belgium
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Improving Quality of Life for Children With Cerebral Palsy in Vietnam: Implementation of Intensive Models of Rehabilitation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515387. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4131
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515387. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4131
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

The aims were to determine if two models of pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) could be delivered with acceptable fidelity in Vietnam and if CIMT could improve the motor skills of Vietnamese children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Therapists successfully partnered with families to implement CIMT and children in both low- and high-dose CIMT groups showed improvements in performance of everyday activities. This study provides insight into how pediatric CIMT can be provided in areas where resources may be limited (rural areas).

Primary Author and Speaker: Caitlin Weatherhead

Additional Authors and Speakers: Rebekah Wade, Chandler Nash, Sarahjane Zablow, Patty Coker-Bolt

Contributing Authors: Stephanie DeLuca, Johan Baudewigns, Miranda Gerrard, Megan Price