This systematic review summarizes the evidence about toe walking (TW) interventions in persons with autism. Following the PRISMA guidelines, a systematic search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, The Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and Opengrey was performed. Nine articles (all case reports or case series) were included. Methodological quality was assessed using the Mayo Evidence-Based Practice Centre tool. The included studies considered 17 subjects (16 males; age range: 4–15 years). All studies reported a reduction of TW frequency, but the follow-up was lacking in seven studies. There is a lack of high-quality studies with a sufficiently large and well-characterized sample to assess the effectiveness of TW interventions in autistic persons. These findings strongly support the need for further research in this area.

Valagussa, G., Piscitelli, D., Baruffini, S., Panzeri, V., Perin, C., Mazzucchelli, M., et al. (2022). Little Evidence for Conservative Toe Walking Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Systematic Review. REVIEW JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS [10.1007/s40489-022-00329-3].

Little Evidence for Conservative Toe Walking Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Systematic Review

Valagussa G.
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Piscitelli D.
Secondo
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Panzeri V.;Perin C.;Mazzucchelli M.;Cornaggia C. M.;
2022

Abstract

This systematic review summarizes the evidence about toe walking (TW) interventions in persons with autism. Following the PRISMA guidelines, a systematic search of MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, The Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, and Opengrey was performed. Nine articles (all case reports or case series) were included. Methodological quality was assessed using the Mayo Evidence-Based Practice Centre tool. The included studies considered 17 subjects (16 males; age range: 4–15 years). All studies reported a reduction of TW frequency, but the follow-up was lacking in seven studies. There is a lack of high-quality studies with a sufficiently large and well-characterized sample to assess the effectiveness of TW interventions in autistic persons. These findings strongly support the need for further research in this area.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
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Autism spectrum disorder; Intervention; Systematic review; Toe walking; Treatment;
English
Valagussa, G., Piscitelli, D., Baruffini, S., Panzeri, V., Perin, C., Mazzucchelli, M., et al. (2022). Little Evidence for Conservative Toe Walking Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders: a Systematic Review. REVIEW JOURNAL OF AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS [10.1007/s40489-022-00329-3].
Valagussa, G; Piscitelli, D; Baruffini, S; Panzeri, V; Perin, C; Mazzucchelli, M; Cornaggia, C; Pellicciari, L; Grossi, E
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