Cerebral Palsy

Reproductive healthcare experiences of women with cerebral palsy

Katharine Hayward, PhD, MPH, Angela Y. Chen, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Forbes, MPH, Rachel Byrne, PT, Marcia B. Greenberg, MS PT, Eileen G. Fowler, PT, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p413–418 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.015   Background Little is known about pregnancy rates in women with disabilities in general and even less is known about women with child-onset disabilities such as cerebral palsy […]

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“Thrust into adulthood”: Transition experiences of young adults with cerebral palsy

  Nancy Bagatell, Ph.D., OTR/L., Dara Chan, Sc.D., CRC., Kimberly Karrat Rauch, D.O., Deborah Thorpe, Ph.D., PT. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.008   Background The transition to adulthood, the gradual change in roles and responsibilities, is identified as a challenging time for adolescents and young adults with physical disabilities, including those with cerebral palsy. Health care, […]

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Quality of life in young adults with cerebral palsy

Benran Jiang, Ph.D., Janet Walstab, B.Sc., Susan M. Reid, Ph.D., M.Clin.Epi., B.App.Sc., Elise Davis, Ph.D., Dinah Reddihough, M.D., B.Sc., F.R.A.C.P., F.A.F.R.M. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4 Published online: May 02, 2016 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.04.006 Background Little is known about the quality of life (QOL) of young adults with cerebral palsy. Objective/hypothesis This cross-sectional analysis compares […]

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Are physiotherapists reliable proxies for the recognition of pain in individuals with cerebral palsy? A cross sectional study

Inmaculada Riquelme, Ph.D., Ignacio Cifre, Ph.D., Pedro Montoya, Ph.D. DOI: www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(14)00108-3/abstract Background Pain is an important problem for individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). In addition to pain associated to the pathology, individuals with CP are often exposed to physiotherapy procedures which may cause or relieve pain. Objective The major aim of this study was to […]

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Feelings of loss in parents of children with infantile cerebral palsy

Manuel Fernández-Alcántara, M.Sc., M. Paz García-Caro, Ph.D., Carolina Laynez-Rubio, Ph.D., M. Nieves Pérez-Marfil, Ph.D., Celia Martí-García, Ph.D., Ángela Benítez-Feliponi, Ph.D., Marta Berrocal-Castellano, M.Sc., Francisco Cruz-Quintana, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 8, Issue 1, p93–101 Published online: June 30 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2014.06.003 Abstract Background Raising a child diagnosed with infantile cerebral palsy is a challenge for […]

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Health Promotion Resources: Cerebral Palsy

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

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Determinants of social participation–with friends and others who are not family members–for youths with cerebral palsy.

BACKGROUND: Social participation provides youths with opportunities to develop their self-concept, friendships, and meaning in life. Youths with cerebral palsy (CP) have been reported to participate more in home-based leisure activities and to have fewer social experiences with friends and others than youths without disabilities. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify youth, […]

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Social and community participation of children and youth with cerebral palsy is associated with age and gross motor function classification.

BACKGROUND: Through social and community participation, children and youth with cerebral palsy (CP) form friendships, gain knowledge, learn skills, express creativity, and determine meaning and purpose in life. OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine whether social and community participation of children and youth with CP differ based on age, sex, and […]

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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 […]

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Influence of adapted sport on quality of life: perceptions of athletes with cerebral palsy.

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 […]

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