Cerebral palsy teens feel good about life

Adolescents with cerebral palsy share a similar quality of life with their counterparts in the general population, according to the “encouraging” findings of a Europe-wide study.

The research is based on the self-reported quality of life of over 430 adolescents from nine European regions who were tracked for several years.

“Our results are encouraging,” says lead investigator Professor Allan Colver from Newcastle University in the UK. “Across 10 different areas of life, adolescents with cerebral palsy only ranked their quality of friend and peer relationships as on