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Questionnaire Survey on the use of Outcome Measures in Assessment & Treatment Evaluation of Children with Cerebral Palsy receiving BTX-A Injection

Pickering, Dawn and Abbott, Eleanor 2005. Questionnaire Survey on the use of Outcome Measures in Assessment & Treatment Evaluation of Children with Cerebral Palsy receiving BTX-A Injection. Presented at: Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference, Swansea, UK, April 2005.

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Abstract

Cerebral Palsy (CP) presents as a disorder of motor function due to a non-progressive (static) lesion of the developing brain and children with CP often have problems in addition to disorders of movement and posture. The management of spasticity is complex and physiotherapy has a large role to play in this process. Botulinum A Toxin (BTX-A) has come to the fore in recent years as one method of treating spasticity. Aim was to identify which outcome measures are used by physiotherapists in children’s centres within the UK during the assessment and treatment evaluation of CP children with spasticity receiving BTX-A injection. The majority of respondents (70%) are using outcome measures in the assessment and treatment evaluation of children with spasticity receiving BTX-A. The most commonly used are video, goniometry and GMFM. There is a concern that a minority of practicing physiotherapists are not choosing to use outcome measures as part of this evaluation. If evidence based practice can be developed to improve quality assurance in the National Health Service, physiotherapists can show they are clinically effective by using the tools that have been designed by rigorous methods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 21:53
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/31264

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