Cerebral Palsy Research Network Blog

CPRN Leadership Team Member Receives Grant

Amy Bailes PT PhD, PCS receives funding from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

A Cerebral Palsy Research Network leader, Dr. Amy Bailes, received notification of an award for her application entitled “Toward a practice based evidence model for studying physic

Amy Bailes, PT Ph.D.

Amy Bailes, PT Ph.D.

al therapy dose in cerebral palsy” from the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy on November 4, 2016. The study aims to establish the reliability of capturing specific dosing information about the physical therapy (PT) session from the Electronic Medical Record (EMR). EMR based data capture by clinicians treating people with cerebral palsy is critical to the vision and success of CPRN. This study will validate whether details of the individual PT session can be quickly and accurately captured from the EMR.

The grant will fund a pilot study at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to test the process for capturing information about the PT session from the EMR. If the study yields positive results, the PT session form will be integrated into the CPRN Registry to more completely understand the impact of PT dosing and outcomes.