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Impact of gastrostomy tube feeding on the quality of life of carers of children with cerebral palsy.

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The aim of this prospective cohort study was to evaluate the impact of gastrostomy tube feeding on the quality of life of carers of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Short-Form 36 version II was used to measure quality of life in carers of 57 Caucasian children with CP (28 females, 29 males; median age 4y 4mo, range 5mo to 17y 3mo) six and 12 months after insertion of a gastrostomy tube. Responses were calibrated against a normative dataset (Oxford Healthy Life Survey III). Six months after ...

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10.1017/s0012162204001392

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Paediatrics
Juszczak, E More by this author
Bachlet, AM More by this author
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Journal:
Developmental medicine and child neurology
Volume:
46
Issue:
12
Pages:
796-800
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1469-8749
ISSN:
0012-1622
URN:
uuid:dadc9851-2e42-47d9-83ba-9a2421a2336a
Source identifiers:
162395
Local pid:
pubs:162395

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