Table of contents

  • Preliminary material (92KB PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
    • Acknowledgments
  • Sections
    1. Introduction (270KB PDF)
      • Project objectives and partners
      • The service context: therapy and equipment
      • Project components and methods
      • Report outline
    2. Framework and foundations
      • Frameworks, concepts and definitions
      • Estimating unmet need: relating concepts to data
    3. Literature review
      • Definition and classification of cerebral palsy
      • Incidence of cerebral palsy
      • Survival rates and functional and health status
      • The nature of therapy
      • Frameworks for and approaches to therapy
      • Therapy across the lifespan
      • Effectiveness of therapy
    4. The population: people with cerebral palsy and like disabilities (309KB PDF)
      • Population estimates of cerebral palsy and CP-like disabilities
      • Scoping of CP-like disabilities for population data analysis
      • Approaches to population estimates of CP-like disabilities and therapy and equipment needs
      • Other issues relating to the population estimates of CP-like disabilities
      • Comparisons of disability patterns and support needs
      • Conclusion
    5. Focus groups
      • Introduction
      • What is therapy?
      • Efficacy of therapy
      • What is equipment?
      • Efficacy of equipment
      • Determining need for therapy and equipment
      • Accessing therapy and equipment
      • Top three things that would change clients'/families' lives
    6. Clients and activities of CP agencies
      • Introduction
      • Commonwealth-State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set
      • Diagnosis and severity: data provided by CP Australia agencies
      • Unmet need for therapy and equipment: data from some CP Australia agencies
      • An ideal equipment scheme?
      • Summary
    7. National population data on needs for assistance (300KB PDF)
      • Profile of support needs for people with CP and like disabilities
      • Type of assistance provided and extent to which need for assistance met
      • Conclusion
    8. Archetypal cases
      • Introduction
      • Method
      • Qualitative analysis of archetypal cases
      • Quantitative analysis of archetypal cases
      • Costing the therapy regimes
      • Therapists' estimates of unmet need among clients
      • Equipment issues
      • Discussion
    9. Answering the main questions
      • Do therapy and equipment make a difference?
      • The nature of met and unmet needs for therapy and equipment
      • The extent of met and unmet needs for therapy
      • Indications of the extent of met and unmet need for equipment
      • Conclusions
  • End matter
    • Appendixes (346KB PDF)
      • Appendix A Tables
      • Appendix B Technical appendix on the ABS 2003 Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
        • B.1 The survey
        • B.2 Disability
        • B.3 Long-term health condition
      • Appendix C Example case stories and therapy regimes
      • Appendix D Unit cost figures for the archetypal cases
      • Appendix E Archetypal cases professionals groups
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes