Physiotherapy interventions for head and trunk control in children with developmental disabilities: A scoping review protocol

Shristi Shakya, Shradha S. Parsekar, Selvam Ramachandran, Shamantha Madapura S, Harikishan Balakrishna Shetty, Dana Anaby, Sivakumar Gopalakrishna, V. S. Venkatesan, Bhamini Krishna Rao

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Abstract

Background: Head and trunk control is prerequisite skill that maximizes engagement and participation in one's environment by integrating vision, oromotor skill, arm control and respiration. Various physiotherapy and technology-based interventions have been utilized to facilitate head and trunk control in children with developmental disabilities. This scoping review is planned to map and summarize existing studies from the scientific literature on physiotherapy and technology-based interventions for head and trunk control in children with developmental disabilities. Methods: The scoping review will utilize the Joanna Briggs Institute scoping review methodology. The review will cover studies including children and adolescents aged between two years and 17 years 11 months 29 days, with developmental disabilities where in child finds difficulty aligning head and trunk in sitting position, against gravity, for more than a minute. We will include randomized controlled trial (RCT), non-RCT, quasi-experimental trial, and systematic reviews that have employed physiotherapy and technology-based interventions. Database-specific search strategy will be used to search records in Medline (PubMed and Web of Science), Embase, Scopus, CINAHL, PEDro, and Cochrane Library. Additionally, various grey literatures and clinical-trial registries will be searched. Two reviewers, independently, will screen and extract the data. Tables and visual representations will be utilized to present the extracted data. Registration details: The protocol has been registered in Open Science Framework, DOI:  10.17605/OSF.IO/B3RSU (22 nd August 2022).

Original languageEnglish
Article number1074
Pages (from-to)1074
Number of pages1
JournalF1000Research
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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