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Analysis Of Equilibrium And Motor Coordination Of Deaf Children's Pre And Post Intervention Physiotherapeutic

This study has been completed.
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University of the Sinos Valley Identifier:
First received: May 10, 2011
Last updated: May 26, 2011
Last verified: July 2009
This study aimed to assess and reassess the balance and motor skills of deaf children, passed six weeks of intervention and to verify whether a program of physical therapy intervention can match or improve motor skills. This study was quasi-experimental before and after, with 10 children from a school in Caxias do Sul / RS. Motor skills were evaluated using pre and post test KTK Coordination Body, and the activities were held once a week for six weeks in sessions of forty minutes. It was used for statistical analysis the Student t test dependent and independent (p ≤ 0.05).

Condition Intervention
Motor Skills in Deaf Children
Other: physiotherapy intervention

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Analysis Of Equilibrium And Motor Coordination Of Deaf Children's Pre And Post Intervention Physiotherapeutic

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Further study details as provided by University of the Sinos Valley:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Balance [ Time Frame: two months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • motor coordination [ Time Frame: two months ]

Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: July 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: deaf children Other: physiotherapy intervention
a program of physical therapy intervention can match or improve motor skills in the deaf children


Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 10 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 7 to 10 years of age.
  • hearing disorders proven by presenting specific examination of Auditory Evoked Potential and Examination of the brainstem (Brainstem Evoked Response - Bera).
  • consent of parents / guardians of children to participate in the study by signing Term of Informed Consent (IC).

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01352364

Municipal School For Elementary School Helen Keller
Caxias do Sul, RS, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of the Sinos Valley
Principal Investigator: Fernanda Rombaldi Bernardi, Physiotherapist University of the Sinos Valley
  More Information

Responsible Party: Klaus Loges, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos Identifier: NCT01352364     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I01
Study First Received: May 10, 2011
Last Updated: May 26, 2011

Keywords provided by University of the Sinos Valley:
Postural balance.
Motor skills.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hearing Loss
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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