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Walking aid compliance in children with spastic diplegia

RAJA, Kavitha

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[Author's abstract] : A three month prospective self report study of 50 children using different types of walkers or elbow crutches was done to determine compliance with use of the prescribed device. Data were collected by means of log entries made by the child's care givers throughout the day. The data collected consisted of number of times and the distance the child walked each time. Overall mean compliance was 49.1%. Children using the reciprocal walker showed the greatest compliance while those using walkers with gutter attachments and elbow crutches showed the least. Compliance was greatest for distances of 50-100m while it was the least for distances over 150m

Case-control study of intrapartum care, cerebral palsy, and perinatal death

Gaffney, Geraldine

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There is an association between quality of intrapartum care and death. The findings also suggest an association between suboptimal care and cerebral palsy, but this seems to have a role in only a small proportion of all cases of cerebral palsy. The contribution of adverse antenatal factors in the origin of cerebral palsy needs further study


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