Neuromotor Disabilities within the James Bay Cree Pediatric Population

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TitleNeuromotor Disabilities within the James Bay Cree Pediatric Population
Publication TypeResearch
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsLarson C, Pelchat Y, Trépanier L
Abstract

A Search for all Cree children (0-17 years) with a neuromotoric disability was conducted in the James Bay region of Quebec. All eight Cree communities were visited in order to determine the prevalence, functional status and services received by these children. Nineteen in a population of 3654 children were assessed to have a neuromotor disability adversely affecting their ability to function normally, for a prevalence of 5.2/1000. The majority (74%) were found to have moderate to severe functional impairments. All had received diagnostic and rehabilitative care in tertiary centres, however none were receiving rehabilitation in their communities.

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