Journal article

Supports and barriers to implementation of routine clinical assessment for children with cerebral palsy: A mixed-methods study

Claire Kerr, Nora Shields, Lyndsay Quarmby, Karen Roberts, Christine Imms

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate supports and barriers to evidence-based routine clinical assessment of children with cerebral palsy. METHOD: This mixed methods study included physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists providing services to children with cerebral palsy (3-18 years) within five organizations across Australia. Four organizations initiated standardized routine clinical data collection (Commencing organizations), and one had previously mandated routine assessment (Comparison organization). Participants completed the Supports and Barriers Questionnaire (n = 227) and participated in focus groups (n = 8 groups, 37 participants). Quantitati..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This partnership project was funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (APP1055278) and received financial and substantial in-kind support from each partner organization: Cerebral Palsy Alliance, St Giles, Novita Children's Services, Yooralla. and Kids Plus.