Cerebral palsy in Giyani

South African Journal of Physiotherapy

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Title Cerebral palsy in Giyani
Creator Potterton, Joanne
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Description This study sets out to establish the epidemiology of cerebral palsy in the drought stricken Giyani district in the Northern Province. Seventy-nine children with cerebral palsy were assessed at Nkhensani hospital. The cause and type of cerebral palsy were established as well as the main concerns of the parents. Thirty-two percent of cerebral palsy was found to be due to postnatal causes, which may be attributed to the prevalence of meningitis and gastroenteritis. Only sixteen percent of the children had diplegia, which is in keeping with findings in other third world countries. Major concerns expressed by the parents included issues of education and institutionalisation as facilities for children with disabilities in this area are inadequate. An obvious need exists to impart neuro-developmental skills to therapy assistants and to parents who play the biggest role in managing children with cerebral palsy in the Northern Province.
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Date 1996-08-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajp.v52i3.629
Source South African Journal of Physiotherapy; Vol 52, No 3 (1996); 66-68 2410-8219 0379-6175
Language eng
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