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.

Action observation therapy in pediatric patients with neuromotor deficits of the upper limbs secondary to central nervous system tumors / M. Chisari, R. Sensi, C.A. Clerici, F.A. Gariboldi, F. Spreafico, V. Biassoni, E. Schiavello, P. Gasparini, A.T. Caraceni, A. Ferrari, M. Massimino. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 105:6(2019 Dec 01), pp. NP75-NP78.

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

Sensi R.;Clerici C. A.;Gariboldi F. A.;Spreafico F.;Schiavello E.;Gasparini P.;Caraceni A. T.;
2019-12-01

Abstract

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.
Action observation therapy; central nervous system tumors; mirror neurons; neuromotor deficits; rehabilitative therapy; upper limb; Adolescent; Adult; Central Nervous System Neoplasms; Female; Humans; Male; Neuromuscular Diseases; Treatment Outcome; Upper Extremity; Young Adult; Neurological Rehabilitation
Settore M-PSI/01 - Psicologia Generale
Settore M-PSI/08 - Psicologia Clinica
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