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ERIC Number: EJ858673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Limitations in Life Participation and Independence Due to Secondary Conditions
Koritsas, Stella; Iacono, Teresa
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v114 n6 p437-448 Nov 2009
The effects of secondary conditions across adults with autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy were explored in terms of overall limitation in life participation and independence, changes over time, and the degree and nature of limitation in specific secondary conditions. Information was obtained for 35 adults with autism, 49 with Down syndrome, and 29 with cerebral palsy (N = 113). Caregivers completed a questionnaire exploring secondary conditions on two occasions. Participants with cerebral palsy experienced the greatest overall limitations of the three groups. This finding is due to several secondary conditions. There were no changes in limitation scores over time. Implications related to health care for these groups are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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