Comprehensive surveillance to PREDICT outcomes for children with CP

National Health and Medical Research Council

Chief Investigators: Boyd, Ziviani, Rose; Davies, Barber, Sakzewski, Whittingham. NHMRC Partnership grant (2014-2021).

Study Design: Cross sectional study of longitudinal cohort.

Aims: Predict CP investigates brain structure (at 3T), dietary intake, OPD, physical activity, gross motor function, cognition, executive function, communication, participation, QOL and HRU costs in 245 children with CP at 8-12 years. Earlier preschool age data from 2 longitudinal cohorts will build prediction models.

New Knowledge: Longer term outcomes to inform families & NDIS.

Project members

Professor Roslyn Boyd

Scientific Director, Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre
Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland

Professor Stephen Rose

Senior Principal Research Scientist Leader; Probing Biosystems Future Science Platform
CSIRO, The University of Queensland

Professor Jenny Ziviani

Professor in Occupational Therapy
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland

A/Prof. Leanne Sakzewski

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Child Health Research Centre, University of Queensland

Dr Koa Whittingham

NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, QCPRRC
Child Health Research Centre, University of Queensland

Dr Lee Barber

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre
Child Health Research Centre