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Dev Neurorehabil. 2013 Jun;16(3):196-206. doi: 10.3109/17518423.2013.773102. Epub 2013 Mar 11.

Geographical patterns in the recreation and leisure participation of children and youth with cerebral palsy: a CAPE international collaborative network study.

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Bloorview Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada. gking27@uwo.ca

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To examine geographical variation in the leisure participation of children/youth with cerebral palsy (CP), using Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE) data from Australia, Canada (Ontario and Quebec) and the U.S.

METHOD:

Data from 1076 children/youth ages 6-20 years with CP were included. Analyses examined CAPE diversity scores in activity types as a function of region, age group and Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) group, controlling for family income, education and child gender.

RESULTS:

There were only two substantial geographical differences: children/youth from the U.S. took part in the fewest active physical activities; those from Ontario took part in the most self-improvement activities. The youngest age group took part in the most recreational activities, and those in GMFCS level IV/V had the lowest levels of participation in recreational, active physical and self-improvement activities, confirming previous findings.

CONCLUSIONS:

There were more similarities than differences in participation patterns for the three countries.

PMID:
23477429
DOI:
10.3109/17518423.2013.773102
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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