American Physical Therapy Association’s “Fitness Programs for Children with Cerebral Palsy”, presented by Diane Damiano, Maria Fragala-Pinkham, Cindy Miles, Wayne Stuberg, and Deborah Thorpe, August, 2006 Contact URL http://www.pediatricapta.org/members/fitnesscourse.cfm
A pilot study of quality of life in children with cerebral palsy after intensive body weight-supported treadmill training.
PURPOSE: This pilot study was designed to examine the effects of a 2-week program of intensive body weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on clinical measures of perceived health-related quality of life and fatigue in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: Six children with spastic cerebral palsy (aged 6-14 years; all classified as Gross Motor Function Classification System… Read More »»
PURPOSE: This study sought to examine the effect of adaptive sports participation on athletic identity and influence on quality of life (QOL) for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) participating in the CP World Games. METHOD: Surveys were conducted with 73 international athletes competing in the 2005 CP World Championships. The survey included descriptive questions about… Read More »»
Access to care for youth with special health care needs in the transition to adulthood. Lotstein DS, Inkelas M, Hays RD, Halfon N, Brook R. Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org J Adolesc Health. 2008 Jul;43(1):23-9. Epub 2008 Apr 25. Comment in: J… Read More »»
Growth and nutrition disorders are common secondary health conditions in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Poor growth and malnutrition in CP merit study because of their impact on health, including psychological and physiological function, healthcare utilization, societal participation, motor function, and survival. Understanding the etiology of poor growth has led to a variety of interventions… Read More »»
Growth and nutritional status in residential center versus home-living children and adolescents with quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
OBJECTIVE: To describe growth and nutrition in nonambulatory youth (<19 years of age) with cerebral palsy (CP) living in residential centers compared with similar youth living at home. STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, cross-sectional, single observational assessment of 75 subjects living in a residential care facility compared with 205 subjects living at home. Primary outcome measures… Read More »»
This perspective outlines the theoretical basis for the presentation with the same name as the second part of this title, which was given at the III STEP conference in July 2005. It elaborates on the take-home message from that talk, which was to promote activity in children and adults with cerebral palsy and other central… Read More »»