Cerebral Palsy | Upper Limbs Assessment in Children With Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Cerebral palsy is the leading cause of physical disability among children. Manual dexterity and upper limbs functionality is limited between these children. The purpose of this study is to stablish a specific profile of school children with cerebral palsy based on the upper limbs assessment.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Cerebral palsy diagnosis. - Aged between 6 and 10 years old. - Children attending a school. Exclusion Criteria: - Severe cognitive impairment.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Cerebral Palsy


Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:AssessmentThe children with cerebral palsy were assessed. Different measures evaluating the upper limbs functionality are used.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Children with cerebral palsyChildren diagnosed with cerebral palsy are included in this group. An assessment and an intervention will be carried out.

Study Status


Start Date: November 2013

Completed Date: October 2016


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)

Secondary Outcome: Manual dexterity

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Marie Carmen Valenza, PhD

Lead Sponsor: Universidad de Granada


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