notes (if applicable):
|Why this is important:- The Guideline Development Group's (GDG's) recommendation to consider offering continuous pump-administered intrathecal baclofen focused on children and young people in whom the use of appropriate non-invasive treatments did not relieve difficulties associated with spasticity (specifically pain or muscle spasms, posture or function, or ease of care). Such children and young people will typically be at Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level IV or V. Further research is needed to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of continuous pump-administered intrathecal baclofen compared with usual care in these children and young people. Relevant research designs include randomised controlled trials, prospective cohort studies and qualitative studies. The outcomes to be investigated as part of the research include: quality of life; reduction of pain; reduction of tone; acceptability and tolerability; participation or inclusion; and adverse effects and their association with any potential predisposing factors.