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Johari S, Ahmadi Kahjoogh M, Sanei F, Havaei N, Daemi M. Training Mothers to Improve Gross Motor Skills in Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2019; 17 (1) :9-16
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-827-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3- Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Speech Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: The present study examined the effect of home-based handling training of mothers on the improvement of gross motor function of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP).
Methods: In this randomized control trial, 42 children with CP (5-12 years old) were randomly assigned into the intervention and control groups. Data were collected using the Gross Motor Function Classification System and Gross Motor Function Measure. 
Results: Gross motor function suggested significant improvement in the intervention group, in comparison with the control group (P<0.01). 
Discussion: Handling training of mothers could be advised as a complementary and helpful intervention for gross motor function improvement in children with CP.
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Type of Study: Original Research Articles | Subject: Occupational therapy
Received: 2018/09/10 | Accepted: 2019/01/13 | Published: 2019/03/1

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