Philip E. Gates

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is a significant association between function and well-being in children with cerebral palsy. To determine this, the authors used validated measures of function (Gillette Functional Assessment Questionnaire, Gross Motor Function Classification System, Gross Motor Function Measure, and walking speed)(More)
BACKGROUND In an environment of concern about the rising costs of medical care, the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (VPQHC; the program) was incorporated in 1988 as a nonprofit organization and in 1989 was made a peer review organization by the state legislature. The program acts a resource center for health care in Vermont, coordinating three(More)
BACKGROUND Studies evaluating multilevel surgery to treat spastic deformity and functional deficits in cerebral palsy (CP) usually focus on data from instrumented gait analysis and clinical examination without examining functional and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) outcomes. Recently, outcome measures for well-being in children with a variety of(More)
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)
PURPOSE Although frequently used in pediatric rehabilitation settings, the WeeFIM has not been tested in surgical pediatric orthopaedic patients. METHODS The WeeFIM was administered to patients with surgical cerebral palsy at defined intervals preoperatively and at both 6 and 12 months postoperatively. The age-adjusted change scores from baseline to(More)
OBJECTIVE A multi-site Randomized-Controlled Trial compared a home-based Supported Speed Treadmill Training Exercise Program (SSTTEP) with a strengthening exercise program in children with cerebral palsy (CP) on the following categories; Participation, quality of life (QOL), self-concept, goal attainment, and satisfaction. DESIGN Twenty-six children with(More)
Little data exists assessing the relationship between functional limitations in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and their participation in everyday activities. This prospective study evaluates the relationship between the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI), a functional health-related quality of life instrument for children and their(More)
AIM To compare the effects of a supported speed treadmill training exercise program (SSTTEP) with exercise on spasticity, strength, motor control, gait spatiotemporal parameters, gross motor skills, and physical function. METHOD Twenty-six children (14 males, 12 females; mean age 9y 6mo, SD 2y 2mo) with spastic cerebral palsy (CP; diplegia, n=12;(More)
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a triad of cutaneous hemangiomas, varicose veins, and hypertrophy of soft tissue and bone; when combined with arteriovenous fistulas, the syndrome is known as Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome. Orthopaedic surgical management of localized limb-length discrepancy or hypertrophy in these conditions is frequently indicated,(More)