Research on Children With Cerebral Palsy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The purpose of this special communication is to present ideas and thoughts from a symposium at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. These included perspectives and lessons from 3 previously published review studies regarding cerebral palsy (CP) research in Brazil, India, and African countries, which explored the literature through the lens of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. Using this common lens, first we present the main findings of each of these articles, as well as the similarities and differences in CP research across these low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Second, considering current evidence, lessons from other LMICs and based on our experiences, we raise recommendations of critical areas to be addressed such as ICF framework implementation and best evidence practice on CP, focusing on prevention, early diagnosis, and intervention (see Supplemental Digital Abstract, available at: http://links.lww.com/PPT/A413 ).

publication date

  • October 2022