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Gastrostomy feeding of children with cerebral palsy and carers’ quality of life

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The parents of children with severe cerebral palsy often worry about their child’s nutrition and general health. Feeding through a gastrostomy tube may improve the child’s nutrition and make life easier for the parents. Even though some are at first resistant to, or afraid of, the idea few parents regret agreeing to a gastrostomy. Now research in Oxford, Manchester, and Watford (

) has shown that there are significant improvements in the quality of life of carers after beginning …

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