Bullying in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy and Other Physical Limitation Disorders - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Bullying in Children and Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy and Other Physical Limitation Disorders

Objective

Our aim is to determine the prevalence of bullying as well as obtain psychometric data regarding bullying from children with cerebral palsy and other motor disabilities. Our primary hypothesis is that children with cerebral palsy or other motor disabilities are victimized by their peers at a significantly higher rate than children without motor disabilities.  Furthermore, we also hypothesize that higher levels of motor disability, as classified by the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), will correlate with higher rates of bullying.  Finally, we would also like compare how the prevalence and rates of bullying in children with CP and motor disabilities compared to children with other chronic illnesses.

IRB Protocol Number
STU00090089
Principal Investigator(s)
Deborah Gaebler-Spira

Clinical Trial Categories

  • Cerebral Palsy - Pediatrics Research
  • General Rehabilitation

Compensation

  • Not Provided
Contact
Brendan Frainey, FSM at
or brendan.frainey@northwestern.edu
Who Can Participate

To participate, you must be:

Ages of 10-18

Diagnosis of cerebral palsy or another motor disability

Cognitively near age


Caregivers will also participate by completing a short survey
Survey data collected via direct enrollment at:

  1. RIC outpatient clinics
  2. Caring for Kids Programs