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ERIC Number: EJ1168770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
An Open-Label Randomized Control Trial of Hopping and Jumping Training versus Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Programme on Postural Capacities in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Borji, Rihab; Sahli, Sonia; Baccouch, Rym; Laatar, Rabeb; Kachouri, Hiba; Rebai, Haithem
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v31 n2 p318-323 Mar 2018
Background: This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a hopping and jumping training programme (HJP) versus a sensorimotor rehabilitation programme (SRP) on postural performances in children with intellectual disability. Methods: Three groups of children with intellectual disability participated in the study: the HJP group, the SRP group and a control group. Postural capacities were tested with the Berg Balance Scale (BBS) and the Tinetti tests. The HJP and the SRP groups participated in the training programmes for eight weeks. Then, all participants were retested. Results: Results showed that before the training period, there are no significant differences between the three groups. After the training period, the BBS and the Tinetti scores increased significantly in the HJP group and the SRP group with greater extent in the HJP group than in the STP group. Conclusion: We suggest that HJP training is more recommended to improve postural capacities in children with intellectual disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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