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The Recreational and Leisure Participation of Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy: Geographical Patterns

Project Information
Description: 

Comparison of involvement in active physical and other recreational activities in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy across four sites (Canada-Ontario and Quebec, USA, Australia)

Project Date: 
2010-03-01 - 2011-03-31
Type of Project: 
Research
Research Area: 
Health Research
Sub-Research Area: 
Other
Other Sub-Research Area: 
Health Policy
Funding Source: 
Other
Other Funding Source: 
Pending

Locations

Canada
United States
Australia

McGill University Project Leader Information

Project Leader: 

Annette Majnemer

Primary Position

Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine
Department: 
School of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Institute: 
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Position/Appointment: 
Professor
Other Position/Appointment: 
Director and Associate Dean
Research Interests: 
Dr. Majnemer's research interests focus on the developmental, functional and quality of life outcomes of children with disabilities and their determinants. Populations of interest include preterm infants, children with congenital heart defects following open-heart surgery, children with cerebral palsy and developmental delay. She is also examining health service utilization patterns and quality of care in these populations. She is a member of the MUHC Research Institute and her research lab is based at the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Biography: 

BSc (OT); MSc (Neurology & Neurosurgery); PhD (Neurology & Neurosurgery) (McGill)

Dr. Annette Majnemer is the Director of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine.

Selected Publications: 

Dahan-Oliel N*, Shikako-Thomas K*, Majnemer A. (2012) Quality of life and leisure participation in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities: A thematic analysis of the literature. Quality of Life Research, 21:427-39.

Majnemer A, Shevell M, Poulin C, Law M, Rosenbaum P. (2012) Indicators of distress in families of children with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34:1202-7.

Shikako-Thomas K*, Dahan-Oliel N*, Majnemer A, Shevell MI, Law M, Birnbaum R, Rosenbaum P, Poulin C. (2012) "Play and be happy?" Leisure participation and quality of life in school-aged children with cerebral palsy. International Journal of Pediatrics, doi:10.1155/2012/387280.

Lariviere-Bastien D, Majnemer A, Shevell M, Racine E. (2011) Perspectives of adolescents and young adults with CP on the ethical and social challenges encountered in healthcare services. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 1(1):43-54.

Brossard-Racine M*, Majnemer A, Shevell M, Snider L, Belanger SA. (2011) Handwriting capacity in children newly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(6):2927-34.

Role: 
Collaborator

Non-McGill Partners

Partner: 

Gillian King

Country: 
Canada
University/Organization: 
University of Western Ontario
Role: 
Principal Investigator
Partner: 

Christine Imms

Country: 
Australia
University/Organization: 
La Trobe University
Role: 
Co-Investigator