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Effect of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Cognition in Spastic Cerebral Palsy Children

By Meena Gupta and Dinesh Bhatia | Apr 29, 2017

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In cerebral palsy (CP) cognitive development is one of the major problems seen which hamper the mental development and deprive the child to achieve normal development to survive the normal quality of life. In cognitive impairment for CP children now a day, there are lots of conventional treatments available such as mental exercise, special education and schooling are available but rTMS is new treatment approaches to change the scenario in cognitive domain in various neurological disorders. The aim of this study was to observe the changes in Vinland social maturity scale (VSMS) by using rTMS therapy on CP children. VSMS is a one of the psychological tool used to assess the cognition, social and communication skills in many domains was used as assessment tool. After the completion of treatment we concluded that rTMS have promising result in various cognitive domains. The result shows that in control group(CG) and experimental group(EG) both have significant result that is p<0.03 and p<0.001 respectively, but EG have more significant result as compare to CG. Similarly, in mean change value scores of both the groups shows that 0.8% in CG and 1.03% in EG it means EG have 0.23% more result than CG with rTMS therapy.

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