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Research Article

Mental Health in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Does Screening Capture the Complexity?

Table 2

Mental health for children with cerebral palsy (CP) using mean scores of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire compared with controls.

CP group (47)Controlsa (7007)95%CICohen’s
MeanSDMeanSD

Emotional problems2.62.21.31.74.0 (46)<.0010.61.90.66
Conduct problems 2.51.51.01.36.7 (45)<.0011.12.01.07
Hyperactivity problems 4.31.52.72.17.8 (47)<.0011.22.10.88
Peer problems4.51.51.01.516.0 (46)<.0013.14.02.33
Total difficulties scores13.95.35.65.010.7 (46)<.0016.89.91.61
Prosocial behaviourb7.82.18.51.5−2.2 (45)0.031.3−0.10.39
Impact score2.93.80.41.54.6 (46)<.0011.43.70.94

aBergen Child Study, bhigher scores indicate more prosocial behaviour.

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