What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy, shortly after birth or in early infancy (up to 2 years). CP affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, posture and balance. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition. People who have CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.
What is the Sri Lankan Cerebral Palsy Register?
The Sri Lankan CP Register (SLCPR) is a confidential database of clinical and demographic information about individuals with cerebral palsy (CP). Information collected about each person with CP includes birth details, type and severity of cerebral palsy, other associated impairments and parent demographics. By collecting this information researchers can gain a better understanding of CP in Sri Lanka.
Participation in the CP register is voluntary. All information collected for the SLCPR is confidential and families can choose to withdraw from the register at any time. The Sri Lankan CP Register has been approved by the Ethics Review Committee, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya (+94 11 296 1000).
Aims of the SLCPR are to:
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