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OBJECTIVE To obtain the best estimate of the size of the effect of a thermoplastic resting splint on spasticity in the stroke-affected upper limb. DESIGN A randomized controlled intervention involving 14 adults affected by stroke,allocated to two groups. SETTING Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation departments. INTERVENTION Following one week of(More)
AIM To ascertain the extent to which general practitioners (GPs) routinely weigh, measure and calculate body mass index (BMI) in children, and to assess the accuracy and accessibility of their anthropometric equipment. METHODS A convenience sample of 34 GPs from 29 primary care family medical practices in Melbourne, Australia, completed a questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the benefits of a low intensity parent-toddler language promotion programme delivered to toddlers identified as slow to talk on screening in universal services. DESIGN Cluster randomised trial nested in a population based survey. SETTING Three local government areas in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS Parents attending 12(More)
BACKGROUND Problems with sleep, eating and adherence to therapy may adversely affect health outcomes in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Data on the prevalence of such problems, associated parenting styles and caregiver mental health are limited. AIMS To determine: (a) the prevalence of sleep, mealtime, therapy adherence and externalising and(More)
BACKGROUND In cystic fibrosis (CF), problems with sleep, eating/mealtime behaviours, physiotherapy adherence and parental mental health issues are common, yet their natural history and the extent of service use to address them are unknown. OBJECTIVE Follow up the 2007 cohort to determine: (1) prevalence of child sleep, eating/mealtime behaviours,(More)
BACKGROUND In children with cystic fibrosis (CF) sleep, eating/mealtime, physiotherapy adherence and internalising problems are common. Caregivers also often report elevated depression, anxiety and stress symptoms. PURPOSE To identify, through principal components analysis (PCA), coping strategies used by Australian caregivers of children with CF and to(More)
AIMS To investigate the causal associations between family relationships, family functioning, social circumstances and health outcomes in young children with cystic fibrosis. BACKGROUND The anticipated health gains for patients with cystic fibrosis, promised by early diagnosis through newborn screening, have yet to be fully realized, despite advances in(More)
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