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Creating and being created: the changing panorama of paediatric rehabilitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12745890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Paediatric rehabilitation as a discipline is rapidly changing, especially during the last decades. In the past, paediatric rehabilitation was characterized by merely adult intervention strategies in a miniaturized form, delivered by a merely adult patients-oriented profession. Theories on childhood development, however, changed, as did the focus of interventions: from impairments to function, from the child itself to family, community and peers. The call for outcome-oriented and evidence-based medicine lastly, changed paediatric rehabilitation into a mature paediatric profession with it's own scientific framework. This is reflected among other things in the increasing number of paediatric measures and instruments specifically geared to the paediatric rehabilitation profession, for example the Gross Motor Function Measure, Paediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory and Movement ABC. More recently, paediatric exercise physiologists are pointing to the benefits of an active lifestyle and training for patients with chronic diseases and disabilities. Several studies have evaluated the effects of such training programmes and came up with positive results. It shows that paediatric rehabilitation continues to develop as a dynamic profession, having growth, childhood development and childhood activities as it's core business.
Paul J M Helders; Raoul H H Engelbert; Jan W H Custers; Jan Willem Gorter; Tim Takken; Janjaap van der Net
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric rehabilitation     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1363-8491     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Rehabil     Publication Date:    2003 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-14     Completed Date:  2003-08-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709256     Medline TA:  Pediatr Rehabil     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Utrecht University, Faculty of Medicine, University Medical Centre and Children's Hospital, Department of Paediatric Physiotherapy, Division of Paediatrics, Room KB 02.056.0, P.O. Box 85090, 3508 AB Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Child Development
Disabled Children / rehabilitation*
Exercise / physiology
Exercise Therapy
Pediatrics / trends*
Rehabilitation / trends*
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Pediatr Rehabil. 2004 Apr-Jun;7(2):151-4   [PMID:  15204586 ]

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