The transition study: A look at youth and adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and acquired brain injury

Nancy L. Young*, Anna McCormick, Wendy Mills, Wendy Barden, Katherine Boydell, Mary Law, John Wedge, Darcy Fehlings, Shubhra Mukherjee, Peter Rumney, J. I. Williams

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Abstract

A group of 100 adults and 190 youth who have cerebral palsy (CP), spina bifida (SB), and acquired brain injuries from childhood (ABIc) participated in a multi-method study focused on the transition to adult health care. The results show that 95% of youth and 61% of adults were living with their parents; 23% of the youth and 55% of adults were employed; and 60% of youth and 42% of adults reported "excellent" or "very good" health. The lowest health scores were reported by adults with SB. These findings provide a starting point for examining health issues specific to youth and young adults with CP, SB, and ABIc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-45
Number of pages21
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 10 2006

Keywords

  • Health Status
  • Social outcomes
  • Survey
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Occupational Therapy

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