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Elektrodress Mollii, påverkan på delaktighet, spasticitet och ledrörlighet hos barn med cerebral pares
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Spasticity is a common symptom for children with cerebral palsy (CP). The spasticity can cause pain, reduced range of motion (ROM) and contribute to negative consequences for activities and participation. To help reduce spasticity, Electrodress Mollii has been developed. Mollii is a dress with 58 electrodes that can be activated individually according to the person’s symptoms. The aim of the study vas to evaluate Molliis effects on participation in a self-selected activity, the effects on body functions and ROM and muscle tone. This intervention research has a formative design with a purpose sampling (convenience sample). The study lasted for three months. Six children in ages 5-11 of age has participated. Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), Goal Attainment Scale (GAS), Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM), Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS) and ROM vas studied. The result showed an increase for 64% of the goals and there were little changes in passive range of movement and muscle tone. The treatment had a positive effect on pain, which meant that the participants who were bothered by pain where almost pain free when the study ended. The electrodress Mollii could be a supplement to physiotherapy and a complement to botulinumtoxin for children with spasticity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Keyword [sv]
Medicin, spasticity, electrotherapy, cerebral palsy, participation, range of motion, children
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46818Local ID: 46fc5b6e-18a7-4f09-87ac-095fef4203d2OAI: diva2:1020133
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Physiotherapy, master's level
Validerat; 20150629 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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