Effect of functional level on energy metabolism of children with cerebral palsy Serebral Palsili Çocuk Hastalarda Fonksiyonel Düzeyin Enerji Metabolizmasina Etkisi

Balaban B., Yaşar E., Dal U., Yazicioǧlu K., Tan A. K., Kalyon T. A.

Turkiye Fiziksel Tip ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi, vol.52, no.1, pp.11-14, 2006 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Fiziksel Tip ve Rehabilitasyon Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-14
  • Keywords: Basal metabolic rate, Cerebral palsy, Functional level
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine whether basal metabolic rate was correlated with mobility level. Materials and methods: Eighteen children with cerebral palsy (12 male, 6 female; mean age 8.9±3.4 years) were included in this study. Five were spastic quadriplegic, 5 were spastic diplegic, and 2 were spastic hemiplegic. Basal metabolic rates (BMR) of the participants were determined with Vmax 29c Sensormedics (USA) indirect calorimetry. In the same day, all were assessed using Gross Motor Functional Measurement and Gross Motor Functional Classification System. Results: Gross Motor Func tional Measurement scores was correlated with BMR/kg (r=0.49, p=0.03). However, there was no statistically significant correlation between BMR/kg and Gross Motor Functional Classification System levels (p>0.05). Conclusion: Metabolic energy needs of children with cerebral palsy are correlated with their mobility levels.