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Improvements in children with cerebral palsy following intrathecal baclofen: use of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire (RIC CareQ).
J Child Neurol. 2014 Mar; 29(3):312-7.JC

Abstract

Implantation of an intrathecal baclofen pump is recommended for children with cerebral palsy as a means to improve care and comfort when other options fail to control severe hypertonia. Making an assessment of a child's spasticity-related limitations in both routine care and activity is a necessary component of selection of intrathecal baclofen candidates. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire (RIC CareQ) is a validated, easy-to-use questionnaire that elicits information about the ease of daily activity and caregiving in patients with severe spasticity. Questionnaires completed by caregivers and patients at a pediatric physiatry spasticity clinic over an 11-year period were reviewed to evaluate whether the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire captured improved caregiving and comfort of children with cerebral palsy and severe spasticity following intrathecal baclofen pump implantation. The Questionnaire scores showed improvement after intrathecal baclofen pump implantation, consistent with subjective reports of patient and caregiver satisfaction.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1Private Practice, Columbus, GA, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23420651

Citation

Baker, Karin W., et al. "Improvements in Children With Cerebral Palsy Following Intrathecal Baclofen: Use of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire (RIC CareQ)." Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 29, no. 3, 2014, pp. 312-7.
Baker KW, Tann B, Mutlu A, et al. Improvements in children with cerebral palsy following intrathecal baclofen: use of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire (RIC CareQ). J Child Neurol. 2014;29(3):312-7.
Baker, K. W., Tann, B., Mutlu, A., & Gaebler-Spira, D. (2014). Improvements in children with cerebral palsy following intrathecal baclofen: use of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire (RIC CareQ). Journal of Child Neurology, 29(3), 312-7. https://doi.org/10.1177/0883073812475156
Baker KW, et al. Improvements in Children With Cerebral Palsy Following Intrathecal Baclofen: Use of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire (RIC CareQ). J Child Neurol. 2014;29(3):312-7. PubMed PMID: 23420651.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Improvements in children with cerebral palsy following intrathecal baclofen: use of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire (RIC CareQ). AU - Baker,Karin W, AU - Tann,Beverley, AU - Mutlu,Akmer, AU - Gaebler-Spira,Deborah, Y1 - 2013/02/17/ PY - 2013/2/20/entrez PY - 2013/2/20/pubmed PY - 2014/10/31/medline KW - cerebral palsy KW - intrathecal baclofen KW - spasticity SP - 312 EP - 7 JF - Journal of child neurology JO - J. Child Neurol. VL - 29 IS - 3 N2 - Implantation of an intrathecal baclofen pump is recommended for children with cerebral palsy as a means to improve care and comfort when other options fail to control severe hypertonia. Making an assessment of a child's spasticity-related limitations in both routine care and activity is a necessary component of selection of intrathecal baclofen candidates. The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire (RIC CareQ) is a validated, easy-to-use questionnaire that elicits information about the ease of daily activity and caregiving in patients with severe spasticity. Questionnaires completed by caregivers and patients at a pediatric physiatry spasticity clinic over an 11-year period were reviewed to evaluate whether the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Care and Comfort Caregiver Questionnaire captured improved caregiving and comfort of children with cerebral palsy and severe spasticity following intrathecal baclofen pump implantation. The Questionnaire scores showed improvement after intrathecal baclofen pump implantation, consistent with subjective reports of patient and caregiver satisfaction. SN - 1708-8283 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23420651/Improvements_in_children_with_cerebral_palsy_following_intrathecal_baclofen:_use_of_the_Rehabilitation_Institute_of_Chicago_Care_and_Comfort_Caregiver_Questionnaire__RIC_CareQ__ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0883073812475156?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -