Journal article

Health professionals' experiences and barriers encountered when implementing hip surveillance for children with cerebral palsy

Kate L Willoughby, Rachel Toovey, Jan M Hodgson, H Kerr Graham, Dinah S Reddihough

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: This study aimed to explore health professionals' experiences of implementing hip surveillance for young people with cerebral palsy (CP) and to identify any barriers they encounter. METHODS: A cross-sectional web-based survey of health professionals supporting children with CP was conducted. Responses were analysed through mixed methods. Responses to items presented as ordinal scales were analysed using descriptive statistics, and open-ended responses through a qualitative approach to identify themes. RESULTS: A total of 32 paediatricians, 2 rehabilitation specialists and 50 physiotherapists completed the survey, with respondents working within both hospital- and community-based setting..

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