A Systematic Review of Effects on Sensory Integration Intervention Based on Vestibular-Proprioceptive System for Children in Korea

아동의 전정-고유감각 중심의 감각통합중재 효과에 대한 체계적 고찰: 국내연구를 중심으로

Park, Youngju;Kong, In-Joo

  • Received : 2015.11.16
  • Accepted : 2015.12.11
  • Published : 2015.12.31


Objective : The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects on sensory integration interventions for korean children which focused on vestibular - proprioceptive system. Methods : Authors systematically searched published studies in DBpia, KISS and RISS databases from August to September 2015. Key words in the search were 'sensory integration intervention', 'sensory integration therapy' and 'vestibular-proprioceptive'. By using the inclusion and exclusion criteria, we selected seven studies for further analyses examining level of evidence and methodological qualities. Information for the analyses were on study designs, participants, interventions, outcome measures and results. Results : Grade IV rated evidence was found from five studies, and Grade III and Grade V rated evidence was found from one for each study. The methodological levels of the quantitative studies were 'fair' (2) and 'poor' (5). Subjects for the studies were developmental delay (5), Asperger Syndrome (1), and not specific diagnosis (2). Single-subject design was most frequently used and motor area were most frequently evaluated. The interventions used the studies showed positive effects on outcome measures. Conclusion : This study presented the summary of sensory integration intervention based on vestibular-proprioceptive system for Korean children. More studies with high level of evidence and various study designs need to be followed.


intervention;sensory integration;systematic review;vestibular-proprioceptive


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