Table 4.11Evidence profile for serial casting compared with usual care in children with unilateral or bilateral spasticity; joint movement assessment

Number of studiesNumber of participantsEffectQuality
Serial castingUsual careRelative

(95% CI)
Absolute

(95% CI)
PROM ankle dorsiflexion (knee flexed, change from baseline at 12 weeks, better indicated by higher values)
1 study (McNee 2007)99-MD 11.66 higher (4.17 to 19.15 higher)Moderate
PROM ankle dorsiflexion (knee extended, change from baseline at 12 weeks, better indicated by higher values)
1 study (McNee 2007)99-MD 1.450 higher (2.84 lower to 5.75 higher)Low

CI confidence interval, MD mean difference, PROM passive range of movement

See the complete GRADE Table K.4.11 which accompanies this abbreviated version.

From: 4, Physical therapy (physiotherapy and/or occupational therapy)

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Spasticity in Children and Young People with Non-Progressive Brain Disorders: Management of Spasticity and Co-Existing Motor Disorders and Their Early Musculoskeletal Complications.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 145.
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