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David P. Dillard
01-01-2003, 03:05 AM
I am not sure that I am on track with the meaning you have in mind in
terms of data, but here are some resources that may help you.

The Adult With Cerebral Palsy
Clyde E. Rapp, Jr, MD; Margarita M. Torres, MD
Archives of Family Medicine
Vol. 9 No. 5, May 2000


>From the abstract:

A MEDLINE search of all English-language publications related to cerebral
palsy from 1985 to 1999 was conducted. Other older references also were
obtained from articles published during this period. Our personal
experiences in caring for a group of approximately 300 adults with
cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities in specialized centers
for nearly a decade are used frequently throughout this review. Emphasis
is given to studies of adults. Studies of children are included because
there is a lack of data on adults.

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Physical Therapy Volume 82 Number 7 July 2002
Research Report
Effect of Passive Range of Motion Exercises on Lower-Extremity Goniometric
Measurements of Adults With Cerebral Palsy: A Single-Subject Design
Sherri L Cadenhead, Irene R McEwen, and David M Thompson


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Life expectancy in persons with severe developmental disability
by Edward HOFFMAN


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Representation of Temporal Spatial Gait Parameters Using Means In Adults
WithoutImpairmentMarcus P. Besser, PhD, Keith Kmieczak, MS PT, Lauren
Schwartz, MS PT, MollySnyderman, MS PT, Jeremy Wasko, MS PT, Lisa
Selby-Silverstein, PhD PT NCSDepartment of Physical Therapy, Thomas
Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 19107


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GAIT STUDIES in Cerebral Palsy Adults


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I hope that these citations will be helpful to your research.


Sincerely,
David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584
jwne@astro.temple.edu

On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Elizabeth Evans wrote:

> Please would you post the following:
>
>
> Dear all
> Happy New Year!

I am currently in my final year of a BSc sports and exercise science
degree at South Bank University in London. For a piece of biomechanics
coursework we are required to discuss gait deviations in adult cerebral
palsy from that of a normal population. We are also required to discuss
possible biomechanical intervention strategies aimed at improving
functional gait within these individuals. The problem is that I am having
trouble finding data on cerebral palsy in adults. I have read through Dr
James Gage's book 'Gait Analysis in Cerebral Palsy' and have read many of
the journal articles on cerebral palsy in children, yet I am unsure
whether this source data is suitable for a discussion of cerebral palsy in
adults. Another option that I have followed has been to look into gait
deviation with hemiplegia/paresis after cerebrovascular trauma/stroke.
However, I am not sure whether I would be able to use this data either, as
these patients learned to walk with a functional pyramidal system
(allowing for the generation and storage of a template of 'normal/correct'
gait) that is seen to be damaged in individuals with spastic cerebral
palsy (resulting in the storage and retrieval of 'abnormal/incorrect' gait
patterns). Dr Chris Kirtley kindly suggested posting my query and so here
I am. Any advice/direction regarding this topic would be much appreciated.

> Best regards
> Liz Evans

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