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Although inherently different in causation, a previous study demonstrated that physical disabilities faced by people with cerebral palsy (CP) might also be experienced by rice farmers due to extreme working conditions. Certain assistive technology (AT) extensively developed for CPs might also be of benefit to healthy farmers to prevent occupational injuries. This article provides a constrained review of available ergonomic interventions for CPs that bear prospect to be applicable to rice farmers. All papers were retrieved from the last 20-years collection from nine major search engines. Terms of “ergonomic interventions”, “congenital disability”, “cerebral palsy” and “orthoses” were used as search keywords. Two reviewers defined whether the articles complied with the inclusion criteria of: (1) a review or the next best available; (2) contains ergonomic interventions; and (3) more than 25% of participants were CPs. The interventions were then categorized as: (1) engineering, (2) administrative and, (3) behavioral interventions. Most studies reported engineering and administrative interventions to significantly improve motor function and gait characteristics. Behavioral interventions successfully promoted positive mood and behavior. Types of intervention for CPs that might be adaptable for farmers were discussed, along with related examples previously proposed for reducing injury among farming workers. In general, the findings indicated most adapted interventions were based on educational programs, with no attempt to adapt engineering interventions from CPs for farmers. We recommended that a certain combination of engineering and administrative interventions for CPs treatment, with slight modifications, may be applicable to farmers for preventing risky environmental conditions and unsafe working postures.
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