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Minerva Pediatrica 2015 Sep 11

language: English

The effect of vitamin D auxiliary rehabilitation therapy in children with cerebral palsy and language dysfunction

Zhu X., Jiao R., Tu M., Wang W., Wen X., Song B.

Department of Pediatrics, Xiangyang Hospital, Hubei University of Medicine, Fancheng District Xiangyang, Hubei, China


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OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of vitamin D auxiliary rehabilitation therapy in children with cerebral palsy and language dysfunction.
METHODS: Eighty-two cases of children with cerebral palsy and language dysfunction in our hospital from March 2011 to June 2014 were selected for this study. They were divided into two groups: the rehabilitation treatment group (simple group, 39 cases) and the vitamin D auxiliary rehabilitation therapy group (combination group, 43 cases). After three months of treatment, language development, Gesell Child Development Scale, Bayley Infant Development Scale score and vitamin D and calcium levels were compared.
RESULTS: The language development, Gesell Child Development Scale, Bayley Infant Development Scale score and vitamin D and calcium levels for two of the groups, after treatment, are improved compared to before treatment. The difference was statistically significant (P < 0.05). The total efficiency of the language development in the combination group was obviously higher than the simple group. The difference was significant (95.3% vs. 74.4%, X2 = 2.486, P = 0.032). The Gesell Child Development Scale improved in the combination group compared to the simple group. The difference was statistically significant [(70.4 ± 11.3) vs (53.3 ±10.5), t = 3.127, P = 0.026]. The proportion of normal children was significantly higher than the rehabilitation treatment group, and the difference was statistically significant (30.2% vs. 20.5%, X2 = 3.016, P = 0.029). In the combination group, the vitamin D and calcium levels were statistically increased compared to the rehabilitation treatment group. It had statistical differences between the two groups (P<0.05).
CONCLUSION: Vitamin D auxiliary rehabilitation therapy could improve the language function and the language development status in children with cerebral palsy and language dysfunction.

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