Essay on Discrimination And Participation For Adults With Cp

1102 Words Nov 30th, 2015 5 Pages
Difficulties are consistent in terms of daily activities, social participation, mobility, housing, recreation and employment (Andersson and Mattsson, 2001); Roebroeck, Jahnsen, Carona, Kent, and Chamberlain, 2009; Van der Slot, Nieuwenhuijsen, Van den Berg-Emons, Wensink-Boonstra, Stam, & Roebroeck, 2010). The difficulties in activities and participation for adults with CP are clear in the figure 4 below.

Although adults with CP are disadvantaged compared to the general population in employment, civil status, having children; participation in these domains varies considerably. Regarding employment, a Dutch study reported 54% of adults were competitively employed compared to 33% in a Norwegian study
(Van der Slot et al., 2010; Jahnsen, Villien, Stanghelle, and Holm, 2003). The percentage of adults with CP married or living with a partner differed too from 14% (Andersson and Mattsson, 2001) to 27% (Van der Slot et al.) while the rates of adults living independently with CP were between 65% and 90% (Van der Slot et al., 2010; Jahnsen, at al., 2003). Roebroeck, Jahnsen, Carona, Kent and Chamberlain (2009) posit that issues of autonomous participation arise because a lifespan perspective has not been incorporated throughout paediatric, transition and adult healthcare services for people with CP.

Caregivers QOL can be both positively and negatively impacted across a range of domains; physical and social well-being, freedom and independence, family well-being and financial…

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