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Treatment effectiveness in cerebral palsy.
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PMID:  6712446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine the effectiveness of treatment, 53 cerebral palsy patients were divided into two groups of 31 dependent patients (D) and 22 independent patients (I), according to their activities of daily living (ADL) status at first entry into treatment. For 44 patients, the quantity and type of treatment was monitored at various intervals and correlated with any changes in ADL status. Evaluation of nine patients was made at entry and termination only. Although improvement was observed in various areas of function, independent ADL status was achieved by only 13% (4/31) of group D over a follow-up period of six to 25 years (average 18.8 years). Neither surgery, therapy, nor time appeared to have a significant effect in reducing physical or social dependence of the patients studied. Although various factors potentially affecting outcome were investigated, only intelligence appeared to influence outcome directly. The implications of social and medical data are discussed.
O Goldkamp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1984 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-24     Completed Date:  1984-05-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  232-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Cerebral Palsy / complications,  psychology,  therapy*
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Intelligence Tests
Learning Disorders / therapy
Speech Disorders / therapy

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