Elisabet Rodby-Bousquet

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PURPOSE To analyze the development of windswept hip deformity (WS) in a total population of children with cerebral palsy (CP) up to 20 years of age, the association between WS and hip dislocation, and femoral varus osteotomy and scoliosis, and the impact of a hip surveillance program on the subsequent incidence of WS. METHODS This is a prospective study(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of sitting and standing performance in a total population of children with cerebral palsy (CP) is of interest for health care planning and for prediction of future ability in the individual child. In 1994, a register and a health care programme for children with CP in southern Sweden was initiated. In the programme information on how(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate reliability, internal consistency and construct validity of the Posture and Postural Ability Scale for adults with cerebral palsy. DESIGN Psychometric evaluation of a clinical assessment tool. SETTING Rehabilitation centres in Sweden and Iceland. SUBJECTS Thirty adults with cerebral palsy aged 19-22 years, six people at each(More)
BACKGROUND Mobility is important for the cognitive and psychosocial development of children. Almost one third of children with cerebral palsy (CP) are non-ambulant. Wheelchairs can provide independent mobility, allowing them to explore their environment. Independent mobility is vital for activity and participation and reduces the dependence on caregivers.(More)
AIM The purpose was to describe posture, ability to change position, and association between posture and contractures, hip dislocation, scoliosis, and pain in young adults with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS Cross-sectional data of 102 people (63 males, 39 females; age range 19-23 y, median 21 y) out of a total population with CP was analysed in relation to(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is the most frequently used type of orthosis in children with cerebral palsy (CP). AFOs are designed either to improve function or to prevent or treat muscle contractures. The purpose of the present study was to analyse the use of, the indications for, and the outcome of using AFO, relative to age and gross motor(More)
BACKGROUND Children with cerebral palsy (CP) often walk with a slower speed and a higher energy cost. Their walking performance and choice of mobility method may vary in different environments. Independent mobility is important for activity and participation. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We described walking performance at different distances and environments in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate construct validity, internal consistency and inter-rater reliability of the Posture and Postural Ability Scale for children with cerebral palsy. DESIGN Evaluation of psychometric properties. SETTING Five child rehabilitation centres in the south of Sweden, in November 2013 to March 2014. SUBJECTS A total of 29 children with(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of understanding of the factors that influence independent mobility and participation in meaningful activities. The purpose of this study was to analyse physical factors influencing independent use of manual and power wheelchairs in a total population of children with cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS A cross-sectional study based on(More)
BACKGROUND In cerebral palsy (CP) there is an increased risk of scoliosis. It is important to identify a progressive scoliosis early-on because the results of surgery depend on the magnitude of the curve. The Swedish follow-up program for cerebral palsy (CPUP) includes clinical examinations of the spine. The reliability and validity of the assessment method(More)
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