Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Participation in Occupation in Adults With Cerebral Palsy (CP) During Middle Adulthood: A Qualitative Exploration
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Participation in Occupation in Adults With Cerebral Palsy (CP) During Middle Adulthood: A Qualitative Exploration
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505168. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP302B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505168. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP302B
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Adults with CP are experiencing physiological changes earlier than adults without CP. This study examines how these changes impact participation in occupation. Findings indicate that adults with CP experienced significant changes in routine, social networks, and identity and received little support for managing these changes. These findings are significant for OTs, who can support these adults and promote continued participation in occupation.

Primary Author and Speaker: Nancy Bagatell

Additional Authors and Speakers: Amanda Carrol

Contributing Authors: Dara Chan