TitleGo Zika Go: A Feasibility Protocol of a Modified Ride-on Car Intervention for Children with Congenital Zika Syndrome in Brazil.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsLongo, E, De Campos, ACarolina, Barreto, ASpinola, Coutinho, DLaiana de, Coelho, MLeite Galv, Corsi, C, Monteiro, KSouza, Logan, SW
JournalInt J Environ Res Public Health
Date Published09/2020

Children with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) present severe motor disability and can benefit from early powered mobility. The Go Zika Go project uses modified ride-on toy cars, which may advance the body functions, activities, and participation of children. This paper describes the study protocol aiming to assess the feasibility of a modified ride-on car intervention for children with CZS in Brazil. A mixed-methods design with a multiple 1-week baseline, 3-month intervention, and 1-month follow-up will be implemented. Modified ride-on car training sessions will be conducted three times a week at the participants' home or in the clinic. The primary outcome will be a narrative description of study feasibility (photovoice method, focus groups, parent feasibility questionnaire and assessment of learning powered mobility). Secondary outcomes will be switch activation, driving sessions journal, social-cognitive interactions, mobility (pediatric evaluation of disability inventory computer adaptive test), goal attainment scaling (GAS), and participation (young children's participation and environment measure). Go Zika Go is expected to be viable and to improve function, activity, and participation of children with CZS, providing a low-cost, evidence-based rehabilitation option that will be relevant to early child development in a global perspective.

Alternate JournalInt J Environ Res Public Health
PubMed ID32967070
Grant ListC665 / / REDe. Brazil /
05/2019 / / PROPESQ/UFRN /