Action observation therapy in pediatric patients with neuromotor deficits of the upper limbs secondary to central nervous system tumors

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This study reports a case series of patients with upper limb neuromotor deficits following pediatric central nervous system tumor and treated with rehabilitative therapy according to action observation therapy (AOT). AOT is based on the “mirror neurons” system and had positive results in various non-oncologic neurologic pathologies. This study is the first experience in the oncology field, and included 6 patients, 4 of whom were fully evaluated at 6-month follow-up. In all patients, therapy showed improvement in all assessment tests. These promising results lead to further studies to confirm their effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTumori
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

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Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Upper Extremity
Observation
Pediatrics
Mirror Neurons
Therapeutics
Nervous System
Pathology

Keywords

  • Action observation therapy
  • central nervous system tumors
  • mirror neurons
  • neuromotor deficits
  • rehabilitative therapy
  • upper limb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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