Journal article

Perspectives of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy about involvement as research partners: a qualitative study

C Cavens, C Imms, G Drake, N Garrity, M Wallen

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy have diverse needs and often engage with healthcare services, including paediatric rehabilitation. Partnering with these children and adolescents on research projects to inform practice has the potential to ensure services continue to remain relevant and appropriate. This study aimed to identify what children and adolescents with cerebral palsy suggest are effective ways for researchers to involve them as partners in research. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This qualitative study was guided by interpretive description. Children and adolescents with cerebral palsy between 8 and 18 years participated in semi-structured, activity-based focus groups ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by an Occupational Therapy Australia Research Foundation Grant and the Australian Catholic University Faculty of Health Sciences Funding Support.