Research study on cerebral palsy and scoliosis surgery

Research study on cerebral palsy and scoliosis surgery
Posted on Thu 18 Feb 2021

Does your child have cerebral palsy? Did your child have surgery for scoliosis in Australia between 2017 and 2020?

Researchers from The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Australian Catholic University and The University of Melbourne are doing a study to find out parents’ perspectives of their child’s scoliosis surgery.

These researchers would like to speak with parents, face-to-face or online, about their experiences of the surgery.  The researchers will use the information to develop resources to help other families to make decisions about surgery and to prepare for the surgery, hospitalisation and recovery after surgery. The study will also inform health professionals about the best possible ways of providing care for these children and families.

If you answer yes to these questions, please click the link below to leave your contact details. 

  • Does your child have cerebral palsy?
  • Has your child had scoliosis surgery in Australia?
  • Was the surgery in 2017 until now?
  • Was your child aged 6 to 17 years at the time of surgery?
  • Were you a primary caregiver for the child during the surgery?

CLICK HERE TO LEAVE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS. A researcher from the study will make contact to speak with you about what is involved in taking part in the study. You can decide whether you wish to take part or not. 

Contact person for the study: Georgia Price at

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