Longitudinal Changes in Physical Caregiving for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy.

Longitudinal Changes in Physical Caregiving for Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 2019 Jul 10;:1-13 Authors: Alghamdi MS, Chiarello LA, Palisano RJ, McCoy SW, Orlin M, Abd-Elkafy EM Abstract Aims: To determine changes in physical caregiving for parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) over a two-year period based on children's gross motor function level and age. Methods: 153 parents of children with CP rated their physical caregiving using the Ease of Caregiving for Children three times over two years. Parents and assessors classified children's gross motor function using the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS). Physical caregiving was compared at three test times among parents of children grouped by GMFCS level (I, II-III, and IV-V) and age (1.7-5.9 and 6-11 years) using a three-way mixed ANOVA. Results: Among all analyses, a two-way interaction was found between children's GMFCS level and test time on ease of caregiving, p 
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Occup Ther Pediatr Source Type: research

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  Schizophrenia does not just affect the person with schizophrenia, but their families, also. This episode of Inside Schizophrenia explores the family relationships impacted by schizophrenia, both immediate and extended.  Two guests join us. The first is Chrisa Hickey, who is the mother of an adult son with schizophrenia and started an online site for parents of children who have a severe mental illness. The other guest, interviewed by co-host Gabe Howard, is Janel Star Withers, mother of host Rachel Star Withers. Janel shares her experiences with raising a schizophrenic daughter.  Host Rachel Star Withers, ...
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Source: Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: research
Abstract Aims: To determine the effects of group-task-oriented training (group-TOT) on gross and fine motor function, activities of daily living (ADL) and social function of children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: Eighteen children with spastic CP (4-7.5 years, gross motor function classification system level I-III) were randomly assigned to the Group-TOT (9 children received group-TOT for 1 hour, twice a week for 8 weeks) or the comparison group (9 children received individualized traditional physical and occupational therapy). The Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM)-88, the Bruin...
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Conclusion: The findings are useful for monitoring self-care of children with CP and evaluating change for children in GMFCS levels I-III. PMID: 31318307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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