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PubMed | Scientific Institute Irccs E Medea Unit Of Neurorehabilitation I Developmental Neurology And Functional Rehabilitation
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Journal of child neurology | Year: 2012

Starting from the case of a 12-year-old boy with dyskinetic (athetoid-dystonic subtype) cerebral palsy, the authors apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) of the World Health Organization (WHO) as a comprehensive documentation tool to guide the pathway of care and illustrate a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation team approach. The ICF-CY provides a common and universal language for describing and measuring health and disability in the first 2 decades of life. Despite the fact that this is a single case design, the authors consider it useful for the identification of an ICF-CY core set for the description of children with cerebral palsy. The results of this single case study are preliminary and need to be tested in a large trial of children with cerebral palsy.

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