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Title: The transition to adulthood for children with cerebral palsy: what do we know about their health care needs?
Authors: Young, Nancy
Keywords: cerebral palsy
life expectancy
nutritional supplements
health care support
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Citation: Young NL. 2007. The transition to adulthood for children with cerebral palsy: what do we know about their health care needs? Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Vol. 27(4).p.476-479.
Abstract: There have been significant changes in the clinical management of cerebral palsy (CP) during the past 2 decades. Gastrostomy tubes and nutritional supplements have been paramount in enhancing the life expectancy of those with CP. The literature shows that as many as 90% of children with CP can now expect to live to adulthood.1-4 As a result, CP is no longer considered to be a condition limited to childhood. However, emerging populations pose new challenges to those who provide health care support. This article presents an overview of what we know about the health care needs of adults with CP.
Description: From the Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario; The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario; and The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
URI: https://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/dspace/handle/10219/101
ISSN: 0 271 6798
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