Journal article

Quality of Life in Children With Cerebral Palsy: Implications for Practice

Kim-Michelle Gilson, Elise Davis, Dinah Reddihough, Kerr Graham, Elizabeth Waters

Journal of Child Neurology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

The ability to assess the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy to inform and evaluate individual care plans, service planning, interventions, and policies is crucial. In this article, the recent evidence on quality of life in children with cerebral palsy is reviewed, with attention to the determinants of quality of life and role of this construct as a practical outcome indicator in clinical trials. Quality of life measurement advances for children with cerebral palsy are discussed with a focus on condition-specific quality of life measures, particularly, the Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life-Child, which is the first condition-specific quality of life measure for children with cerebr..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health Medical Research Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: For underlying research conducted by the authors that is discussed in this special issue paper, funding was received by the National Health Medical Research Grant (NHMRC 284514), Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.