SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.21 número1Reprodutibilidade intra e interobservadores no ângulo de cobb em indivíduos escolióticos índice de autoresíndice de assuntospesquisa de artigos
Home Pagelista alfabética de periódicos  

Journal of Human Growth and Development

versão impressa ISSN 0104-1282


SOUZA, Karina Emi Shigekawa de; SANKAKO, Andréia Naomi; CARVALHO, Sebastião Marcos Ribeiro de  e  BRACCIALLI, Lígia Maria Presumido. Classification of gross motor function injury and body mass índex in children with cerebral palsy. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.1, pp. 11-20. ISSN 0104-1282.

Children with cerebral palsy due to movement and posture disorders might have an injured nutritional state. This study's objective was to classify the body mass index of children with cerebral palsy and verify its relation with the injury level of gross motor function. Twenty children, male and female sex, with cerebral palsy with ages between 2 and 14 years participated in the study. They were chosen from a rehabilitation center with physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy accompaniment. Children were classified according to the gross motor function classification scale. The anthropometric measures of each child weight, heel-knee length, estimated stature and body mass index were gauged. The body mass index was classified according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's body mass index percentile calculator for children and teenagers. The obtained data didn't show any relation between the gross motor function and body mass index. The reduced number of participants and the fact of all children be accompanied in dysphagia clinics and, when necessary, nutrition clinics, might have influenced these results.

Palavras-chave : child; cerebral palsy; body mass index.

        · resumo em Português     · texto em Português     · Português ( pdf )


Creative Commons License