Comparison of tactile preferences in children with spastic and dyskinetic cerebral palsy
Dr. Paul Daniel VK, Alur Apoorva Aparna, Dr. Pallavi Wajapey
Background and Objectives: Children with cerebral palsy have tactile processing deficits due to which there is a pattern of observable behavioral and emotional responses, which are aversive and negative to certain types of tactile stimuli. The object of this study is to determine if differences exist in tactile preferences exist between spastic and Dyskinetic cerebral palsy using Curry and Exner’s Tactile Preferences and object recognition test. Methods: 50 students (spastic=35, Dyskinetic =15) were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, and data was collected using Curry and Exner’s Tactile Preferences and object recognition in both the groups. Result was analyzed using appropriate statistical analysis Results and Conclusion: Mann-Whitney test was used to compare the tactile preference between Spastic Cerebral Palsy (SCP) and Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy (DCP) children and also to find the tactile discrimination in both the groups. The result showed that there was no significant difference in tactile preference between SCP and DCP with p ≥0.05. But there was difference in tactile recognition in objects like pencil and key (p-value 0.02). Hence, it was concluded that children with SCP and DCP had no difference in tactile preference.
Dr. Paul Daniel VK, Alur Apoorva Aparna, Dr. Pallavi Wajapey. Comparison of tactile preferences in children with spastic and dyskinetic cerebral palsy. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 58-64