Feasibility and effect of home-based therapy programmes for children with cerebral palsy: a protocol for a systematic review

L. W. M. E. Beckers*, M. L. A. P. Schnackers, Y. J. Janssen-Potten, J. Kleijnen, B. Steenbergen

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Introduction: Given the promising advantages of upper extremity home-based programmes in children with cerebral palsy (CP), a systematic review of the available literature on this topic is warranted. The purpose of the systematic review described in this protocol is to investigate currently available home-based occupational therapy and physiotherapy programmes regarding both their feasibility and effect.

Methods and analysis: This protocol describes a systematic review, developed in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015. Studies will be included in which primary data are collected, participants are children aged

Ethics and dissemination: The proposed study does not involve collection of primary data. Accordingly, no ethical approval is required. The authors will disseminate the findings of this systematic review through publication in a peer-reviewed journal and conference presentation(s).

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere013687
Number of pages6
JournalBMJ Open
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017



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