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SPORTS STARS study protocol: a randomised, controlled trial of the effectiveness of a physiotherapist-led modified sport intervention for ambulant school-aged children with cerebral palsy

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Pediatrics, August 2018
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Title
SPORTS STARS study protocol: a randomised, controlled trial of the effectiveness of a physiotherapist-led modified sport intervention for ambulant school-aged children with cerebral palsy
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BMC Pediatrics, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12887-018-1190-z
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Georgina L. Clutterbuck, Megan L. Auld, Leanne M. Johnston

Abstract

Modified sport interventions run by physiotherapists have shown potential as cost-effective, engaging, and effective interventions to improve gross motor skills and support transition to real-world sports participation for children with cerebral palsy. At present, this population demonstrates decreased participation in physical activities and sport compared to peers due to barriers ranging from body function to accessibility challenges. Sport provides culturally relevant opportunities for social integration, community participation and physical activity and has been shown to improve the fitness, self-esteem, confidence and quality of life of children with disabilities. The Sports Stars physiotherapy group has been designed to support the development of a range of fundamental movement and sports skills through activity skill practice and participation in modified popular Australian sports. This randomised, waitlist controlled, assessor blinded, superiority trial with two parallel groups will aim to compare the effectiveness of Sports Stars to standard care across all ICF domains. Children in the Sports Stars group are expected to demonstrate greater improvement in their individually-selected, sports related goals measured by the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure. This study will aim to assess sixty ambulant children aged six to 12 years with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Children will be excluded if they have had recent Botox or neurological/orthopaedic surgery. The Sports Stars intervention includes eight, one-hour, weekly physiotherapy group sessions with four to six participants and one lead physiotherapist. Outcome measures will be collected pre, post and 12 weeks post the immediate Sports Stars group to assess change immediately after, and at follow up time points. This will be the first study of its kind to investigate a culturally relevant sports-focussed fundamental movement skills physiotherapy group for ambulant children with cerebral palsy. The findings will add to a growing pool of evidence supporting group physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy and the Sports Stars group will provide an avenue for children to transition from individual physiotherapy to mainstream and modified recreational and competitive sports. Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12617000313336 Registered 28, February 2017. WHO Universal Trial Number: U1111-1189-3355 Registered 1, November 2016.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 227 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 29 13%
Student > Master 23 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 7%
Researcher 14 6%
Other 36 16%
Unknown 89 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 43 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 13%
Sports and Recreations 26 11%
Social Sciences 9 4%
Psychology 5 2%
Other 20 9%
Unknown 94 41%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 January 2021.
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