Journal article

Prevalence and characteristics of pain in children and young adults with cerebral palsy: a systematic review.

Clare T Mckinnon, Elaine M Meehan, Adrienne R Harvey, Giuliana C Antolovich, Prue E Morgan

Dev Med Child Neurol | Published : 2019


AIM: The primary aim of this review is to evaluate the evidence for pain prevalence in children and young adults with cerebral palsy. Secondary aims are to identify pain characteristics and types of pain measurement used in this population. METHOD: Ovid MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL Plus, and PubMed were searched in October 2016 and updated in November 2017. Two authors independently screened studies according to Preferred Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Pain outcomes were categorized within a biopsychosocial pain framework, with pain prevalence extracted for all recall periods and measurement types. RESULTS: One hundred and six publications from 57 studies met ..

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