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Master Thesis

L'intérêt de l'activité physique adaptée dans l'amélioration de la qualité de vie des enfants atteints de paralysie cérébrale

Abstract : Introduction: Cerebral palsy causes motor deficits and other various disorders. In addition to psychological difficulties such as loss of self-esteem, depression, anxiety. This pathology leads to a major handicap and can alter the quality of life of children. Adapted physical activity appears to be a significant rehabilitation tool by acting both on the physical field and on the psycho-social dimension. In this way, the latter would allow an increased functional independence and social participation contributing to an improvement of the quality of life. Objective: To determine if adapted physical activity impacts positively on the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy. Research Methods: Many databases were investigated to obtain the necessary literature for the review. In order to be include in it, studies must conform to different eligibility criteria. The studied population must be children aged between 4 to 18 years with diagnosed cerebral palsy. The studies had to investigate of any physical activity, whether or not conventional physiotherapy are maintained. The intervention must be between 6 and 16 weeks; the physical activity must be around 1 and 5 hours per week. Quality of life is the primary endpoint. This work resulted in a total of 5 articles involving 199 patients. Results and analyses: The results of this study were analyzed qualitatively. Aquatic physical activity, cycling and hip-hop showed a statistically significant improvement in some dimensions of quality of life, including pain, fatigue, school and daily life activities, emotional well-being, physical and sports function, and global function and symptoms. Discussion: However, further studies should be conducted with a higher quality of evidence than the studies included in this review to obtain more results. On the other hand, they should be conducted on other physical activities to extend this practice in a safe and effective way, thus it can be performed more frequently, to become an ally for the well-being of children with CP.
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Julie Fontenas. L'intérêt de l'activité physique adaptée dans l'amélioration de la qualité de vie des enfants atteints de paralysie cérébrale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03356561⟩



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