Inge Franki

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the agreement between live and video scores of the Gross Motor Function Measure-88. DESIGN Reliability study. SUBJECTS Forty children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy. INTERVENTIONS Fifty evaluations were administered according to the test guidelines, and were videotaped. After a minimum interval of one month, the video(More)
AIM This prospective double blind intervention study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an individually defined physiotherapy program on the function and gait pattern of 16 children with diplegia (age 3-12 year, GMFCS I-II). METHOD A 6 weeks general training program was followed by a specific training program based on individual goals determined by the(More)
The primary aim of the study was to investigate how a clinical decision process based on the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health (ICF) and the Hypothesis-Oriented Algorithm for Clinicians (HOAC-II) can contribute to a reliable identification of main problems in ambulant children with cerebral palsy (CP). As a secondary aim, to(More)
OBJECTIVE A pilot study to compare the effectiveness of an individual therapy program with the effects of a general physical therapy program. DESIGN A randomized, single-blind cross-over design. PARTICIPANTS Ten ambulant children with bilateral spastic cerebral palsy, age four to nine years. INTERVENTION Participants were randomly assigned into a(More)
UNLABELLED A single event-multilevel surgery (SEMLS) is today a well-established modality of treatment in children with cerebral palsy (CP). It comprises muscle lengthening/transfers and correction of bony deformities in a single surgical session. Functional improvements after SEMLS have been examined thoroughly, however little is known about the impact of(More)
AIM To distinguish the effects of different physiotherapeutic programs in a post BTX-A regime for children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). DESIGN Retrospective, controlled intervention study. PARTICIPANTS AND INTERVENTIONS A group of 38 children (X¯ = 7y7m, GMFCS I-III, 27 bilateral, 11 unilateral CP) receiving an individually defined Neurodevelopment(More)
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