Decline in function and life expectancy of older persons with cerebral palsy.

@article{Strauss2004DeclineIF,
  title={Decline in function and life expectancy of older persons with cerebral palsy.},
  author={David J. Strauss and Kelly Ojdana and Robert Shavelle and Lewis Rosenbloom},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={69-78}
}
The authors studied the pattern of functional abilities and decline of skills in adults with cerebral palsy. The data source was the California Developmental Disabilities data base, which included 904 subjects of age 60. For those individuals who are mobile when they become adults, there is a marked decline in ambulation, especially in late adulthood, and few of the 60 year-olds who walked well preserved this skill over the following 15 years. Older subjects frequently also lost the ability to… CONTINUE READING

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