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Changes in the Gross Motor Function, Self-esteem and Social Ability of Children with Spastic diplegia from Group Exercise: Case Study

  • Journal of the Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Phys Med
  • 2010, 5(4), pp.645-654
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Physical Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Physical Therapy > Other physical therapy

이은정 1 Song Ju-min 2

1울산장애인복지관
2선린대학

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Purpose:The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in the gross motor function, self-esteem and social ability of children with cerebral palsy from group exercise program for physical and emotional interaction. Methods:Five cerebral palsy children who live in U city were recruited this study. Exersise sessions were held for 1 hour per session, once per week, for 12 consecutive weeks. At pre-treatment and post-treatment, subject were tested gross motor function measure, self-esteem and social ability. Results:After 12 weeks of paticipation in the group exercise program for physical and emotional interaction, there were improvements for gross motor function measure, self-esteem and social ability. Conclusion:Group exercise program for physical and emotional interaction can improve gross motor function, self-esteem and social ability.

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