How Effective Are Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy?
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Objective: The focus of Occupation therapy is on development of skill that is necessary in performing the daily activities of children with cerebral palsy. It was the main goal of the systematic review to examine whether the occupation therapy interventions actually assist in the daily life style of the children with cerebral palsy.
Methods: The search was conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, and EMBASE; it was extensive based on secondary research. There were studies identified that were both uncontrolled and controlled in designed, they were included. The categories were distinguished and analyzed on individual basis for concluding the significant evidence. Synthesis is formed on the design type, quality of method and kinds of result measures and statistical importance of these findings.
Results: There were three main studies included in this review. The analysis included evidences that were insufficient in effectiveness and efficiency of occupational therapy in the intervention, there was low quality methodological studies presented along with not so significant results.
Conclusion: Regardless of a number of identical studies, there are non-conclusive researches and finding that address the occupation therapy efficiency for children with cerebral palsy. A conclusion related to the matter would be difficult to gather as hopefully the future studies will critically cater the need of methodological clarity.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 01: INTRODUCTION7
Outline of Chapter7
Background/Rationale to Literature Review7
Aim(s) of the Literature Review9
Objectives of the Literature Review9
CHAPTER 02: METHOD10
Outline of Chapter10
Literature Search Outcome13
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria14
Presentation of Data16
CHAPTER 03: LITERATURE REVIEW1
Outline of Chapter1
Findings from Literature Review1
CHAPTER 04: DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE13
Outline of Chapter13
Occupational Therapy Theory, in Relation to the Individual20
Assessment and Evaluation Strategies24
Long Term Aim Emerging From the Assessments25
One Short Term Aim and Three Smart Goals25
Intervention Session Relating To These Goals26
CHAPTER 05: CONCLUSION27
Outline of Chapter27
Has the occupation therapy involvement made a significant change in the daily activities of the children with cerebral palsy?27
Why is occupation therapy considered to be beneficial?29
When is occupation therapy recommended?31
CHAPTER 01: INTRODUCTION
Outline of Chapter
The main purpose of this chapter is to shed light over the background and importance of the occupation therapy and how it can impact the life of a patient suffering from cerebral palsy. This chapter will also introduce the topic of this research and the rationale behind the choice of topic. Additionally it this chapter discusses the scope of the problem and the research problems along with the aims and objectives behind the critical review of the literature.
Background/Rationale to Literature Review
The commonly known definition of Cerebral Palsy is defined as, a grouping of permanent disorders which involved the posture ...