Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2002 , Vol 48 , Num 1
Serebral Palsi’de Lokomosyon Paternleri
Canan Aybay 1 ,Gülten Erkin 2 ,Asuman Doğan 3 ,Neşe Özgirgin 4
1 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Arafltırma Hastanesi, 3. FTR Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2 Ankara Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara
3 Ankara Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4 Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Locomotıon Patterns In Cerebral Palsy Locomotion is any method or means by which a child is able to get from one place to another place. It can give important knowledge about prognosis and posible deformities in children with Cerebral Palsy(CP). In this study our aim was to analyze the locomotion patterns of children with CP. The relationships between the locomotion patterns and the  chronologic age, developmental age, gender, deformities and visual problems were also assessed. Ninety-eight children with cerebral palsy (47 male, 51 female) were included in the study. The mean age was 5.8 years (2-12 years).  The cases were grouped according to 10 different locomotion patterns. The most frequent locomotion pattern was ambulation with orthoses (33.7%) followed by crawling (16.3%). Immobility was observed in 11.2% of the study group. There were no statistically significant relationships between locomotion patterns and chronological age, gender, deformities and visual problems. Developmental age which was assessed by the Denver Developmental Screening Test showed statistically significant relations with locomotion patterns.

Keywords : Cerebral palsy, locomotion patterns