Journal article

Performance of adults with cerebral palsy related to falls, balance and function: A preliminary report

P Morgan, J McGinley

DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROREHABILITATION | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2013

Abstract

AIM: To describe performance on standardised measures of functional mobility and identify relationships between gait decline, falls history and risk scores, and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level. METHOD: Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) aged 30-65 years, GMFCS Levels I-III underwent a single assessment to complete performance and questionnaire measures of balance, mobility and falls. RESULTS: Twenty-five ambulant community dwelling adults with CP participated (mean 41 years) in this study. Fifteen participants (60%) reported gait decline (>age 18). The most frequent self-reported cause of decline was reduced balance (n = 12). Seventeen participants (68%) reported prior ..

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