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Prescribing upper limb orthoses for children with cerebral palsy: a Q methodology study of occupational therapists' decision making.

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Summary of "Prescribing upper limb orthoses for children with cerebral palsy: a Q methodology study of occupational therapists' decision making."

This study identified occupational therapists' viewpoints that guide their practice of upper limb orthosis prescription for children with cerebral palsy (CP).

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Name: Disability and rehabilitation
ISSN: 1464-5165
Pages: 1-11

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