Characteristics influencing participation of Australian children with cerebral palsy
Christine Imms, Sheena Reilly, John Carlin, Karen J Dodd
DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2009
PURPOSE: To investigate the extent to which selected individual, family and environmental variables were associated with participation of children who have cerebral palsy in activities outside school. METHODS: Data were gathered through a population-based survey of 114 children born in 1994 or 1995 in Victoria, Australia. Participation was measured using the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment. Selected independent variables were classified as related to the child, family or environment. Linear regression analysis was used to identify variables associated with participation in informal (activities that require little planning) and formal (those with structure and leaders) ac..View full abstract
We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the families who took part in the study and the generous assistance of Sue Reid, Manager of the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register and the RCH Orthopaedic department. This project was supported by a grant from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the first author's doctoral research has been supported by La Trobe University (2005-2006) and Australian National Health and Medical Research Council/Cerebral Palsy Foundation (2007-2008) scholarships.