[Randomized controlled study on AMIE methods for treatment of movement disorder in the child of convulsive cerebral palsy]

Author: He J, Dong XL, Duan YH, Zhou HL, Huang CQ, Liu Y, Zhao Y, Chen MJ
Rehabilitation and Acupuncture Center, Huaxi Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China. hejinggs@mcwcums.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu
Date published: 2007 Nov
Other: Volume ID: 27 , Issue ID: 11 , Pages: 797-800 , Special Notes: Article in Chinese , Word Count: 224

OBJECTIVE: To observe the curative effect of AMIE methods on movement disorder in the child of convulsive cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: One hundred and twenty cases of CP children were randomly divided into an integration treatment group and a rehabilitation group, 60 cases in each group. The integration treatment group were treated with acupuncture (A), massage (M), injection (I) and five animal exercise (E) therapies for 60 times, and the rehabilitation group were treated with Bobath training therapy for 60 times. Scores for movement function before and after treatment were used for assessment of therapeutic effect. Twelve months later, understand whether or not the children can walk on ones own. RESULTS: The total effective rate was 76.70% in the integration treatment group and 58.4% in the rehabilitation group, with no significant difference between the two groups (P > 0.05); there were significant differences in the two groups in differences of movement function scores before and after treatment (P < 0.05). After one year's follow-up survey, 36 children could walk by themselves in the integration treatment group, which were significantly more than 24 children in the rehabilitation group (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: AMIE methods is effective for treatment of movement disorder in the child of convulsive cerebral palsy, and the short-term therapeutic effect is same as that of Bobath training method and the long-term therapeutic effect is better than that of Bobath training method.
PMID: 18085138