Sleep positioning systems for children with cerebral palsy
Thompson Coon, J
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Copyright © 2015 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Background Sleep positioning systems can be prescribed for children with cerebral palsy to help reduce or prevent hip migration, provide comfort to ease pain and/or impr ove sleep. As sleep disturbance is common in children with developmental disabilities, with impact on their carers’ sleep, and as sleep positioning systems can be expensive, guidance is needed to support decisions as to their use. Objectives To determine whether commercially-available sleep positioning systems, compared with usual care, reduce or prevent hip migration in children with cerebral palsy. Any negative effect of sleep positioning systems on hip migration will be considered within this objective. Secondary objective s were to determine the effect of sleep positioning systems on: (1) number or frequency of hip problems; (2) sleep patterns and quality; (3) quality of life of the child and family; (4) pain; and (5) physical functioning. We also sought to identify any adverse effects from using sleep positioning systems. Search methods In December 2014, we se arched CENTRAL, Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, and 13 other databases. We also searched two trials registers. We applied no restrictions on date of publication, language, publication status or study design. We checked references and contacted manufacturers and authors for potentially relevant literature , and searched the internet using Google. Selection criteria We included all randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating whole body sleep positioning systems for children and adolescents (up to 18 years of age) with cerebral palsy. Data collection and analysis Two review authors independently screened reports retrieved from the search against pre-determined inclusion criteria and assessed the quality of eligible studies. Members of the public (parent carers of children with neurodisability) contributed to this review by suggesting the topic, reﬁning the research objectives, interpreting the ﬁndings, and reviewing the plain language summary
This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 11. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review.
Iss. 11, Art. No.: CD009257