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The mother of a 5-year-old boy with athetoid cerebral palsy complains of difficulties putting his Lycra suit on each day. She is keen to know if it actually helps improve his function and movement.
Structured clinical question
In children with cerebral palsy (population), do Lycra garments (intervention) improve function and posture (outcome)?
The search was performed in October 2009.
Medline, EMBASE and CINAHL were searched with the terms ‘cerebral palsy’ (as keyword and exploded MESH term) AND ‘Lycra’ (as keyword and exploded MESH term ‘splints’ and ‘clothing’ from search tree).
Limits were human, English language, age (0–18 years). Only papers from 1990 onwards were searched as Lycra splints/suits were only developed in early 1990s.
The Cochrane Library yielded no relevant results.
No systematic reviews were …
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