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Spina Bifada and Daily Life Tasks

A dissertation written by an OT doctoral student focused on 50 children (ages 6-14 years old) with spina bifada. Using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS), the quality of performance of everyday tasks was compared between the children with spina bifada, international age norms and a control group of typically developing Nordic children. […]

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Home Treadmill Training and Spina Bifada

Recent research was published on a home treadmill training program for children with spina bifada. Eighteen children were assigned to the experimental group who participated in a 12 week, 2 times per week, home based progressive treadmill training program. The 14 children in the control group had their usual care for the 12 weeks. The […]

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Participation of Youth with Spina Bifada

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research published a study on the participation of community activities for youth with spina bifada. Sixty three children with spina bifada, ages 2-5, 6-12 and 13-18, completed a participation survey (along with caregivers if necessary). The results indicated that the “older youth participated less in recreational, physical and skill based activities”. […]