Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2023) Volume 27, Issue 4
Correlation of upper limb coordination with fine motor precision, fine motor integration and manual dexterity in cerebral palsy children.
Aim: Cerebral palsy is a clinical manifestation of several cerebral cortical or subcortical injuries during the first year of life. Cerebral palsy is most likely in premature babies. Cerebral palsy affects posture and mobility. Prenatal brain injury causes it. Basic motor skills are essential for acquiring complicated motions and creating movements needed for sports that include object control (throwing or catching a ball) or fundamental actions like jumping (running jumping skipping) Early motor skill development is linked to physical, social, and cognitive development. Motor development has six phases: reflexive, preadapted, fundamental patterns, context-specific, skilled, and compensatory. Objective: To find out correlation between upper limb coordination with fine motor precision and fine motor integration, to find out correlation between manual dexterity with fine motor precision and integration and to find out correlation between manual coordination with fine manual control by using bruininks-osteretsky test. Methods: In this study 30 subjects diagnosed with cerebral palsy were selected. Motor integration, manual dexterity, and upper limb coordination were assessed in cerebral palsy patients by using bot toolkit. Tool kit tasks were used to evaluate fine manual control and coordination. Age-gender analysis determined the subject's point score and standard scoring. The subject was demonstrated and given three trials for the exercises, and the sums of motor proficiency, motor integration, manual dexterity, and upper limb coordination were recorded. Results: There was a positive correlation between upper limb coordination and fine motor precision, fine motor integrity, manual coordination, and fine manual control, based on the following data of children with cerebral palsy between the ages of 5 and 15 years. Conclusion: This study concludes that the bruininks-osteretsky toolkit has been an effective tool in children diagnosed with cerebral palsy and in improving motor activities.Author(s): Shreya Shah, Abhijit Satralkar*