Wii Sport versus task-oriented training on gait in unilateral cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial


  • Nehad A. Abo-Zaid South Valley University, Egypt
  • Nesma A. Helmy Beni Suef University, Egypt
  • Nader I. Elsayed Beni Suef University, Egypt
  • Amira H. Mohammed Delta University for Science and Technology, Egypt


Unilateral cerebral palsy, Gait, Wii Sport training, Task-oriented training


Background: Unilateral cerebral palsy is a complex and heterogeneous disorder leading to a variety of functional impairment and gait disorders. Objective: To compare the effect of Wii Sport Training and Task-oriented Training on gait in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Participants and Methodology: Sixty unilateral cerebral palsy children were selected in this study after the assessment of eligibility. Their ages ranged from eight to twelve years. They were randomly assigned into three groups of equal numbers. The control group (G1) received only a guideline protocol, group (G2) received the same guideline protocol plus Wii Sport Training and group (G3) received the same guideline protocol plus Task-oriented Training (TOT) group. All groups received the treatment protocol three times / weak for four successive months. Assessment of gait by 3D motion analysis (3DMA) system pre- and post-treatment that continued four months was conducted for all groups. Results: Post-treatment, significant improvement in the percent of weight support, stride length, step length, and cadence, in control, Wii Sport Training and TOT groups in favour of TOT group, also significant decrease in the percent of swing phase in all groups in favour of TOT group (p < .05). Conclusions: Wii Sport Training and Task-oriented Training have a significant effect on gait in children with unilateral cerebral palsy in favour of Task-oriented Training group.


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Abo-Zaid, N. A., Helmy, N. A., Elsayed, N. I., & Mohammed, A. H. (2021). Wii Sport versus task-oriented training on gait in unilateral cerebral palsy: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(2proc), S522-S531. Retrieved from https://www.jhse.ua.es/article/view/2021-v16-n2-proc-wii-sport-versus-task-oriented-training-gait-un