A systematic review of the effectiveness of strength-training programs for people with cerebral palsy.

  title={A systematic review of the effectiveness of strength-training programs for people with cerebral palsy.},
  author={Karen J Dodd and Nicholas F. Taylor and Diane L. Damiano},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={83 8},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether strength training is beneficial for people with cerebral palsy (CP). DATA SOURCES We used electronic databases to find trials conducted from 1966 though 2000; key words used in our search were cerebral palsy combined with exercise, strength, and physical training. We supplemented this search with citation tracking. STUDY SELECTION To be selected for detailed review, reports found in the initial search were assessed by 2 independent reviewers and had to meet… 

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