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Adults with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy: a mapping review of long-term outcomes.
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PMID:  21418196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Aim  Cerebral palsy (CP) is recognized as a lifespan condition. This mapping review identifies outcomes that have been measured in adults with CP between 1970 and 2010 to determine if either the outcomes evaluated or the research methodologies have changed substantially. Method  We performed a literature review. For studies to be included, participants had to be 16 years or older and 80% of the sample had to have a diagnosis of CP. Articles were grouped by decade, and outcomes were categorized using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework and terminology. Results  Fifty-eight articles were included in the mapping review. Both the number of studies and the types of outcomes investigated increased from 1970 to 2010. Outcomes representing the ICF component of Body Function and Structure were present across the period reviewed, whereas interest in contextual (personal or environmental) factors has primarily emerged since 2000. Interpretation  Gaps were identified by the mapping review. Large age ranges and heterogeneity of sample populations made it difficult to determine if the outcomes reported were due to ageing or the long-term consequences of CP. In addition, most reviewed articles described outcomes categorically, with few papers providing explanations or solutions to reported outcomes.
Authors:
Gayatri Kembhavi; Johanna Darrah; Kelsey Payne; Devon Plesuk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-8749     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Authors. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology © 2011 Mac Keith Press.
Affiliation:
 Centre for International Health and Development, University College London, London, UK.  Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.  Lacombe Physiotherapy Clinic, Lacombe, AB, Canada.  Calgary Quest School, Calgary, AB, Canada.
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