Bülent Elbasan

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OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to evaluate sensory integration and activities of daily living in children with developmental coordination disorder SUBJECTS AND METHODS 37 cases with developmental coordination disorder and 35 healthy age-matched peers were included in this study. Ayres Southern California Sensory Integration Test was used for(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status, and provide information regarding anthropometric measurements of cerebral-palsied children living in the city of Ankara, Turkey. METHOD A total of 447 children with cerebral palsy (CP) were participated in this cross-sectional study. Participants were assessed for functional motor(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis is a multisystem disease where the main problems are existing in the respiratory system. Aerobic exercise programs are effective in increasing physical fitness and muscle endurance in addition to chest physiotherapy. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of chest physiotherapy and aerobic exercise training(More)
BACKGROUND Work-related musculoskeletal system diseases are commonly observed among nurses, physiotherapists, dentists, and dieticians. OBJECTIVE To assess working postures of nurses, physiotherapists, dentists and dieticians, to identify whether low back pain (LBP) is present, and to put forth the correlation between LBP, working posture, and other(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the differences in the health related quality of life and the self care and social function in daily life of children with different disabilities. METHODS One hundred and two children with physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities (cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and hearing loss) and 28 children age(More)
BACKGROUND There is no evidence regarding the effects of reflexology on constipation and motor functions in children with cerebral palsy. This study was planned to investigate the effects of reflexology combined with neurodevelopmental therapy on constipation and motor functions in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS Forty children between the ages of 3(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to determine the quality of life (QoL) and level of participation in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Previous research has used reports from adolescents or caregivers, but there is no evidence that caregivers' reports accurately reflect the experiences of the adolescents they are interested in. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND In the literature it has been shown that posterior capsule flexibility is a precursor to shoulder problems. However, no study thus far has shown the influence of the flexibility of posterior capsule in different shoulder pathologies. OBJECTIVE This study set about to compare the role of posterior capsule tightness in different shoulder(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of family centered physiotherapy according to the neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) principles on mental and motor performance in premature infants. METHODS A total of 156 infant, ≥24/36 week+6days gestational age included in the study. All the infants were diagnosed by a child neurologist and(More)
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life Questionnaire (CP QOL). A total of 149 primary caregivers completed the final version of the CP QOL-Primary Caregivers and the Children Health Questionnaire (CHQ) for children 4-12 years old (M age = 7.6 yr., SD = 2.5); 58 children with CP ages 9 to(More)