Philip E. Gates

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AIM To determine whether there is a difference between perspectives of functioning and health-related quality of life (HRQL) of parents and ambulatory adolescents with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD A total of 139 parent patient pairs (73 females, 66 males; median age 14 y 6 mo, age range 11-18 y, Gross Motor Function Classification System [GMFCS](More)
Patients with mild multiple sclerosis (MS) regularly report subjective complaints characterized by generalized cognitive inefficiency. A feature of these complaints is reduced verbal fluency, for example, losing the thread of conversation. Mild MS patients and controls were compared on subjective complaints, verbal fluency, and working memory, and the(More)
BACKGROUND The Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI) is an outcomes assessment tool developed to allow measurement of health-related quality of life in children with disorders having musculoskeletal impact. The instrument was tested by Hunsaker and colleagues on a large population-based sample of children (n=5300), and partial results of(More)
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