Bimanual Daily Activities and Children’s Preferences
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The study included 20 children (8-14 years old) with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy. Hand use was investigated with videotaping of bimanual daily activities. Each child identified bimanual activities of their interest and no interest. Videos were then coded based on the affected extremity’s forms and effectiveness of use, caregiver provision and types of assistance, and child’s satisfaction.
After analyzing 116 activities, the researchers discovered that children demonstrated longer periods of satisfaction performing activities of their interest. In addition, caregiver physical assistance was provided for longer periods of time in activities of no interest.
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