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Transition of young adults with cerebral palsy to adult services


Cerebral Palsy (CP) describes a group of permanent disorders of movement and posture, attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. It is commonest cause of physical impairment in children. With recent advances in medical and surgical care, many children with previously fatal problems are now surviving to adulthood. Many of these conditions until recently have been unfamiliar to those working predominately in adult practice. Transition is defined as a “purposeful, planned process that addresses the medical, psychosocial, educational/vocational needs of adolescents and young adults with chronic physical and medical conditions as they move from child centered to adult oriented health care systems”.

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  • Authors: B Kurup & KP Sivaraman Nair
  • Keywords: Cerebral palsy, adolescents, adults, transition to adulthood services
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