Short Tilte:Effect of a supervised exercise and physiotherapy program on surgical interventions in children with thermal injury
Journal:Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):03, 24, 1, 57-61
Study examined the need for surgical intervention in children with burn injuries who received a supervised, hospital-based exercise and physical therapy program compared to pediatric burn patients who received conventional physical therapy in their homes. Fifty-three patients were evaluated at 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 months after injury for scar formation, range of motion, and need for surgery. Results indicated that patients enrolled in the supervised exercise program received fewer surgical interventions than children in the physical therapy group. This document is included in NCDDR's Guide to Resources Produced by National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Grantees: Infants, Children, and Youth with Disabilities, number B.4.