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Mohammadi Z, Hajloo N, Seifi-skishahr F. Impact of Mental Imagery Training on the Upper Limb Functions and Motor Skills in Children with Cerebral Palsy. IJMCL. 2020; 2 (2) :24-30
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Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil Iran
Abstract:   (619 Views)
Background: Children with cerebral palsy due to limitations in movement are dependent on others in terms of mobility and self-care. These limitations affect their participation in daily life and its quality.
Objective: This study aimed to determine the impact of mental imagery training on the upper limb functions and motor skills in children with cerebral palsy.
Method: Twenty children with cerebral palsy were selected from Tavana Rehabilitation Center in Tabriz city using a convenience sampling method and were randomly divided into two groups: mental imagery and control. The subjects of the mental imagery group were trained by mental imagery and subjects of the control group did not receive any training. Lincoln-Oseretsky development scale was used for collecting data from the subjects.   
Results: The results of the covariance test indicated that mental imagery teaching can cause the improvement of upper limb functions and motor skills in children with cerebral palsy (p<0.05).
Conclusion: It can be concluded that mental imagery is considered as an effective strategy to improve motor skills in children with cerebral palsy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: 2-2. Rehabilitation
Received: 2019/11/7 | Accepted: 2020/03/12 | Published: 2020/05/25

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