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Health, Wellness, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Common Ground for Adults with Cerebral Palsy and Modern Physical Therapists
Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Lisa Blumberg, University of Hartford
  • Mary E. Gannotti, University of Hartford
  • Diana J. LaRocco, University of Hartford
  • Yvette Blanchard, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Peer-Reviewed Abstract
Publication Date
4-1-2014
Abstract

Health, wellness, and happiness are important long-term goals for adulthood, especially for children with cerebral palsy (CP). Physical therapists (PTs) can assist individuals with CP realize these goals; however it requires PTs to have a greater understanding of how to apply impairment, functional, or contextual interventions to meet these goals. A critical gap in knowledge exists about perceptions of happiness and health priorities of adults with CP. The purpose of this paper is to describe the beliefs, feelings, and perceptions of happiness and health of adults with CP as compared to adults without CP, specifically PTs.

DOI
10.1097/PEP.0000000000000019
Pages
95-104
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