Journal article

Identification, classification and assessment of dyskinesia in children with cerebral palsy: A survey of clinicians

Kirsty Stewart, Emma Tavender, James Rice, Adrienne Harvey

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

AIM: The aims of this study were to investigate clinicians' knowledge, and barriers they perceive exist, relating to the identification and measurement of dyskinesia (dystonia/choreoathetosis) in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and to explore educational needs regarding improving identification and assessment of dyskinesia. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional online survey of clinicians working with children with CP. Data analysis was descriptive, with qualitative analysis of unstructured questions. RESULTS: In total, 163 completed surveys from Australian clinicians were analysed. Respondents were allied health (n = 140) followed by medical doctors (n = 18) working mainly in tertiary hospi..

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