The Effect of Manual Stretching and Positioning and Developmental Treatment in Congenital Muscular Torticollis: randomized Controlled Trials

선천성 근성 사경 환아에서 수기신장과 자세와 발달을 이용한 치료의 효과에 대한 무작위 연구

  • Lee, In-Hee (Healthcare Information and Technology Center, Keimyung University)
  • 이인희 (계명대학교 보건의료정보기술연구소)
  • Received : 2008.09.22
  • Accepted : 2009.01.13
  • Published : 2009.02.19

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to compare the outcomes of manual stretching treatment with those of motor development and positioning physical therapy (MDPPT) for congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). This study was designed to be randomized controlled trials and to evaluate the outcomes of 43 consecutive patients with CMT who were first seen when they were average 26 days old. Before treatments, the patients were unintentionallv classified into two clinical groups along with the treatment methods. Among the 43 patients, 22 were classified to the manual stretching group and 21 to the MDPPT group. By means of independent t-test on the result. the duration of treatment according to methods was not significantly different in two groups (p>.05). The duration of treatment in accordance with head tilt level was not significantly different in two groups (p>.05). There was change of mass diameter, between at the beginning day of treatment and after treatment in manual stretching group with a strong positive linear correlation (p=.000, r=.734), but slightly positive linear correlation in MDPPT group. The result of this study indicates that two therapeutic methods make little difference in effectiveness.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 산업자원부

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