Health-related quality of life of ambulant adults with cerebral palsy and its association with falls and mobility decline: a preliminary cross sectional study
Prue E Morgan, Sze-Ee Soh, Jennifer L McGinley
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes | BMC | Published : 2014
BACKGROUND: Despite an increasing number of studies examining the profile of falls and mobility decline in adults with cerebral palsy (CP), little is known about its impact on an individual's life quality. The aim of this preliminary study was to assess the wellbeing and health status aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in ambulant adults with CP and explore the relationship of falls and mobility decline with HRQOL. METHOD: Ambulant adults with CP completed postal surveys which sought demographic data, mobility (Gross Motor Function Classification System; GMFCS-E&R), presence of mobility decline, falls history, and HRQOL (Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI), Short Form-36 Health Sur..View full abstract
Thanks to Stuart Howard who assisted with data entry, and Rachael McDonald who contributed to initial study design. Mr Howard was funded as a research assistant with a Monash Peninsula seeding grant.