- Recommendation ID
Prevalence of mental health problems in young people (up to the age of 25) with cerebral palsy:- What is the prevalence of mental health problems in young people (up to the age of 25) with cerebral palsy?
- Any explanatory notes
Why this is important:- A number of factors predispose young people with cerebral palsy to an increased risk of mental health problems, which will have a marked impact on their quality of life and challenges of care. However, there is a lack of evidence about the prevalence of such problems in this population. Improved guidance would allow greater access to suitable services for young people with cerebral palsy. In addition, given the link between mental and physical health, improvements in mental
healthcare could potentially influence physical health and comorbidities. A prospective cohort study or cross-sectional study is needed that looks at the prevalence of mental health problems in this population.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Cerebral palsy in under 25s: assessment and management
- Date issued
- January 2017
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|