How well do caregivers understand their child's CP?

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Date: Oct. 2021
From: Contemporary Pediatrics(Vol. 38, Issue 10)
Publisher: Intellisphere, LLC
Document Type: Article
Length: 461 words
Lexile Measure: 1390L

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Most primary caregivers of children with cerebral palsy (CP) believe they have a substantial understanding of their child's condition, a belief that is highly associated with the caregiver's confidence that the provider spent sufficient time explaining the diagnosis, according to a cross-sectional study from a large tertiary medical center in Boston, Massachusetts.

A 31-question, interviewer-administered telephone survey was completed by 52 caregivers of children who had received a diagnosis of CP or a related term, such as hemiplegia or diplegia. Half the questions were open-ended, and the other half were true/false questions about CP. Although all the interviewed caregivers knew that their child had a medical condition involving motor function or movement, only two-thirds confirmed...

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