Teens With Cerebral Palsy Rate Quality Of Life High
[Source: Disability Scoop]
Adolescents with cerebral palsy have a similar quality of life to others their age, a new survey suggests.
Despite the hurdles that can come with having a developmental disability, researchers say in a new study that teens with cerebral palsy reported similar overall satisfaction with their lives.
The findings published this month in the journal The Lancet come from a study looking at 431 Europeans ages 13 to 17 with cerebral palsy. The teens were asked to complete a survey inquiring about their quality of life and their physical and emotional health. Their responses were then compared to those from a group of age-matched teens without cerebral palsy.
On average, teens with the condition ranked their quality of life at least as strong as their peers in nearly every domain, the study found. What’s more, adolescents with cerebral palsy rated their quality of life even higher than their typically-developing peers in terms of relationships with parents, school life, autonomy, self-perception as well as moods and emotions.
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