Rehabilitation for cerebral palsy: Analysis of the Australian rehabilitation outcome dataset.
Bhasker Amatya, Fary Khan
J Neurosci Rural Pract | Published : 2011
OBJECTIVE: To examine the outcome of inpatient rehabilitation for cerebral palsy (CP), using the Australian Rehabilitation Outcomes Center (AROC) database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: De-identified data from the AROC database was analyzed for all rehabilitation admissions during 2003 - 2008, using four classes for the functional level. The outcomes included: Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scores, FIM efficiency, hospital length of stay (LOS), and discharge destination. RESULTS: Of 141 case episodes 56.7% were female, mean age 48.5 years, 87.2% were discharged to the community and 64.5% (n = 91) were in the lowest functional classes (217, 218, and 219). The majority of CP patients were trea..View full abstract