Last updated on July 2019

Canadian CP Registry - Registre Canadien de la Paralysie C r brale


Brief description of study

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy (CP) Registry is a confidential, nation-wide collection of medical and social information about children with cerebral palsy. The Registry was first implemented in 2003 in 6 administrative regions of Quebec and was later extended to paediatric centres in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Over 1850 children living with Cerebral Palsy have been registered so far. The Registry is the first national registry for cerebral palsy in North America.

Detailed Study Description

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Registry is a multi-regional Canadian registry to identify potential risk factors related to pregnancy and interactions of the environment and genetics. The Registry provides researchers with the approximate number of children with cerebral palsy across Canada, and data in the Registry helps researchers explore reasons behind the causes of cerebral palsy, in addition to supporting studies which may lead to improvements in the overall care of children with CP.

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children in Canada and it is important that we gain a better understanding of its prevalence, risk factors and current clinical profile. The Canadian CP Registry provides valuable data from different Canadian regions which can be shared and analyzed so as to provide answers to these important questions. Specifically, the Registry serves to:

  • Characterize the profile of children living with CP across the country
  • Identify risk factors associated with CP
  • Monitor the prevalence of CP across the country
  • Provide a platform for subject recruitment for population-based research on CP

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03353194

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