ERIC Number: ED188378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Adolescent and Post-Adolescent Cerebral Palsied Individuals Toward Ambulation.
Ottman, Ronald A.
Attitudes toward their ambulatory status of two groups of cerebral palsied (50 wheelchair status and 54 crutches and braces status) adolescents and young adults were compared. Analysis of questionnaire and demographic survey responses indicated that the wheelchair group viewed ambulation with crutches and braces in a more favorable light than did the crutches and braces group. Males in general, and males in the 20 to 29 age group specifically, produced the most consistent range of significance. The author concludes that better educational preparation of both professionals working with the cerebral palsied and the cerebral palsied themselves might help them prepare for the realities of society. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA.