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Comorbid Conditions in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Part of the series Autism and Child Psychopathology Series pp 389-415

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The Relationship of Cerebral Palsy Comorbid Conditions with Participation and Quality of Life

  • Marta BadiaAffiliated withInstitute on Community Integration (INICO), Department of Personality, Assessment & Psychological Treatments, University of Salamanca Email author 
  • , Begoña OrgazAffiliated withFaculty of Psychology, Department of Basic Psychology, Psychobiology, and Methodology of Behavior Sciences, University of Salamanca
  • , Inmaculada RiquelmeAffiliated withResearch Institute on Health Sciences—IUNICS, Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy, University of the Balearic Islands
  • , Pedro MontoyaAffiliated withResearch Institute on Health Sciences—IUNICS, University of the Balearic Islands

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Abstract

The promotion of quality of life (QOL) and participation in the community for people with cerebral palsy (CP) is important to their overall well-being. This chapter will discuss the interaction between the individual and the environment, the importance of assessment of QOL interventions for the personal outcomes of individuals with CP, and support service strategies promoting the participation and QOL.

Keywords

Intellectual disabilities Comorbidities Cerebral palsy Quality of life Participation