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Behavioural and emotional symptoms of preschool children with cerebral palsy: a population-based study.

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Source
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2010 May 24;
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-24-2010
Author
Solveig Sigurdardottir
Marit S Indredavik
Auður Eiriksdottir
Katrín Einarsdottir
Halldór S Gudmundsson
Torstein Vik
Author Affiliation
State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Kopavogur, Iceland.
Source
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2010 May 24;
Date
May-24-2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Abstract
Aim To describe behavioural and emotional symptoms among Icelandic preschool children with cerebral palsy (CP). Method Children with congenital CP, assessed with the Child Behavior Checklist/1(1/2)-5 (CBCL/1(1/2)-5) and Caregiver-Teacher Report Form (C-TRF), were enrolled in the study. A comparison group was recruited from the general population. Thirty-six children (53% males) with CP were assessed at a mean age of 4 years 11 months (SD 5mo, range 4-6y); 26 (72%) had bilateral distribution of symptoms and 32 (89%) had spastic CP. Thirty (83%) were at Gross Motor Function Classification System levels I or II and six at levels III or IV. For comparison, 110 (43% males) and 120 (48% males) children were assessed with the CBCL/1(1/2)-5 and the C-TRF respectively, at a mean age of 4 years 6 months (SD 6mo, range 4-6y). Results Sixteen children (48%) with CP had high scores on total problems scale of the CBCL/1(1/2)-5 and 20 (65%) on the C-TRF compared with 18% of the comparison group, both on the CBCL/1(1/2)-5 and the C-TRF (p
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