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ERIC Number: ED108422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 275
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Social Implications of Spina Bifida.
Woodburn, Margaret
Investigated in Southeast Scotland were the social and practical problems faced by the parents of 86 children (ages 18 months to 38 years) with spina bifida, 74 of whom were classified as myelomeningoceles (a more serious condition involving malformation of the spinal cord). Questionnaires and interviews were used to gather information in the following areas: operations, bladder and bowel functions, general health, mobility, appliances, footwear, physiotherapy, education, employment, housing, birth experiences, hospitals, communication (information provided parents), and family and social factors (such as the attitudes of siblings and neighbors). Among findings were that head operations generated extra anxieties for parents, that over a quarter of the parents had no worries about their child's general health, that education in normal schools involved problems of access and mobility, and that parents desired information from doctors in simple language. (LS)
Humanities Press Inc., Hillary House-Fernhill House, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey 07716 ($15.00)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)