This project explored the risk of developing age- and lifestyle-related chronic diseases among adults with cerebral palsy. It also aimed to explore causes of death among adults with cerebral palsy in the United Kingdom (UK).
We used data from Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), which collects anonymised patient data from a network of GP practices across the UK. We also used linked data from the Office for National Statistics and Hospital Episode Statistics.
The research team was Dr Jennifer Ryan, Dr Kimberley Smith, Dr Neil O’Connell, Dr Nana Anokye, Dr Silvia Liverani, Professor Christina Victor from Brunel University London.
The project was funded by the Research Catalyst Fund (INTER Award) from Brunel University London.