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Title: Access, use and satisfaction with physiotherapy services among adults with cerebral palsy living in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Authors: Ryan, J
Manikandan, M
Cassidy, E
Cook, G
Kilbride, C
Kerr, C
Walsh, A
Walsh, M
Keywords: adults;cerebral palsy;physiotherapy services;accessibility;satisfaction
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2022
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Citation: Ryan, J., Manikandan, M., Cassidy, E., Cook, G., Kilbride, C., Kerr, C., Walsh, A. and Walsh, M. (2022) 'Access, use and satisfaction with physiotherapy services among adults with cerebral palsy living in the United Kingdom and Ireland.', Disability and Rehabilitation, 0 (accepted, in press), pp. 1-9. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2087760.
Abstract: Copyright © 2022 The Author(s). Purpose: The aims of this study were to describe how and why adults with CP living in the UK and Ireland accessed and used physiotherapy services; to describe the type of physiotherapy accessed and satisfaction with physiotherapy services and to examine the associations between relevant factors. Methods: A cross-sectional semi-structured online survey was employed. Participants were adults with CP aged 18 and above living in the UK and Ireland; able to complete an online questionnaire in English independently or with technical or physical assistance. Data were collected from April 2019 to February 2020. Results: Participants (n¼162) were aged 18–74years. The majority were female (75%) and lived in the UK (83%). Ninety percent of participants reported a need for physiotherapy but only 35% received physiotherapy services. The most common reason for visiting physiotherapy was mobility decline (62%). Satisfaction with the availability and quality of physiotherapy services were 21% and 27%, respectively. Adults with scoliosis and mobility decline were less likely to report that they received the physiotherapy they needed. Conclusion: Adults with CP did not receive the physiotherapy services that they perceived they needed. There is a need to develop physiotherapy services in collaboration with people living with CP. > IMPLICATIONS OF REHABILITATION • Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) needed physiotherapy services, but were not receiving the physiotherapy services that they perceive they needed. • Adults were not satisfied with the availability or quality of physiotherapy services received. • Adults with scoliosis and mobility decline were less likely to report that they received the physiotherapy they needed. • There is a need to develop physiotherapy services from a life-span perspective for adults living with CP.
URI: https://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/24740
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2022.2087760
ISSN: 0963-8288
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