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Global Health

Worldwide non-communicable chronic conditions and disability remain substantial causes of the global burden of disease. Concurrently, the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us, if of nothing else, that we live in a globalized community. From limited access and fragmented care, to scarcely available adult services, many are the challenges that besiege those living with disability worldwide. Thus, to provide inclusion and active involvement from all affected communities, innovative approaches will be required, such as global virtual learning collaborations and open access journals. In recent years, the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM) has emerged as an open access global platform for the publication and dissemination of pace-setting research. It can be trusted that the commentaries and original research published in JPRM and collected here will continue to serve as a catalyst for thoughtful investigation in order to improve the care among the diverse and affected global communities.

For questions about the Global Health track at JPRM, please contact Jonathan Castillo, MD, MPH, Associate Editor of Global Health and Spina Bifida, via the Editorial Office at jprmst@gmail.com.

Featured Global Health Articles

Volume 16, Issue 2
Slovenian version of the scoliosis research society instrument-22 revised (SRS-22r) in adolescents and adults: Psychometric properties and some implications
Rojc, Marina | Sršen, Katja Groleger | Mohar, Janez | Vidmar, Gaj

Volume 16, Issue 2
Translation and preliminary validation of the Brazilian family resources scale in a sample of parents of children with congenital Zika virus syndrome
Barker Ladd, Sarah | Williams, Natalie A. | Villachan-Lyra, Pompéia | Chaves, Emmanuelle | Hollist, Cody | Trefiglio Mendes Gomes, Renata | Barbosa, Leopoldo Nelson F.

Volume 16, Issue 2
Participation in sports of Dutch children with lower limb deficiencies
Michielsen, Anka | van Es, Maxine | Verschuren, Olaf | van Wijk, Iris

Volume 16, Issue 2
Global COVID-19 childhood disability data coordination: A collaborative initiative of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability
Schiariti, Verónica | de Campos, Ana Carolina | Sudati, Isabella Pessóta | Seal, Arnab K. | Springer, Priscilla E. | Thomson, Heather | Wamithi, Susan | Wei, Guorong | Spittle, Alicia | Gillick, Bernadette

Volume 16, Issue 1
Psychometric properties of the English language version of the C-BiLLT evaluated in typically developing Canadian children
Bootsma, Jael N. | Campbell, Fiona | McCauley, Dayle | Hopmans, Sarah | Grahovac, Danijela | Cunningham, BJ | Phoenix, Michelle | de Camargo, Olaf Kraus | Geytenbeek, Johanna | Gorter, Jan Willem

Volume 16, Issue 1
Obesity in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy in Turkey: A cross-sectional study
Karatekin, Bilinc Dogruoz | Kacar, Gulnihal | Icagasioglu, Afitap

Volume 16, Issue 1
Association of motor performance of children with cerebral palsy and burnout level of their informal caregivers in an African community
Gbonjubola, Yusuf Tunde | Fatudimu, Margaret Bukola | Hamzat, Talhatu Kolapo

Volume 16, Issue 1
Gross motor function profile of children with cerebral palsy in a low-resource setting: A call for reflection on the model of care
Shetty, Triveni | Ganesan, Sailakshmi | Johari, Ashok | Mullerpatan, Rajani

Volume 16, Issue 1
Psychometric evaluation and distribution of classification systems in children with cerebral palsy in Japan
Nishibu, Hisato | Seino, Tsugumi Hosokawa | Himuro, Nobuaki

Volume 15, Issue 4
Limitation of developmental test to measure functional independence of children: Relationship between the Japanese version of WeeFIM II® and KSPD
Sugiyama, Mizuki | Aoki, Sayaka | Kawate, Nobuyuki | Hashimoto, Keiji

Volume 15, Issue 3
Functional neurological symptom disorder: Preliminary findings of factors associated with walking ability post integrative pediatric rehabilitation
Barak, Sharon | Silberg, Tamar | Gerner, Maya | Eisenstein, Etzyona | Bardach, Chen Arzoni | Yissar, Tamar | Landa, Jana

Volume 15, Issue 3
A randomized controlled trial protocol in modifying neuromotor behavior of hospitalized preterm neonates using multimodal stimulations: MMS trial
Aranha, Vencita P. | Chahal, Aksh | Bhardwaj, Anand K.

Volume 15, Issue 3
Is self-image, in reference to the gravitational vertical, altered in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis? A multicenter, single-blind, case-control study
Catanzariti, Jean-François | Darchicourt, Delphine | Chevutschi, Alain | Le Berre, Morgane | Tanche, Laetitia | Guyot, Marc-Alexandre

Volume 15, Issue 3
Evaluation of test-retest reliability and concurrent validity of the Italian version of the pediatric evaluation of disability inventory in children with Down syndrome: A cross-sectional study
Galeoto, Giovanni | Mignolli, Ester | Tofani, Marco | Sogos, Carla | Servadio, Annamaria | Valente, Donatella | Berardi, Anna

Volume 15, Issue 3
Measurement of family-centered services: Validation of the Korean translation of the measure of processes of care for service providers
Kim, Jeonghui | An, Mihee | Kim, Janggon

Volume 15, Issue 3
Neurocognitive, behavioral and socio-adaptive functioning assessment in a case of Coffin-Siris syndrome: A holistic approach/perspective beyond the identification of the disorder
Lohiya, Nirali | Chalipat, Shiji | Lohiya, Nikhil | Malwade, Sudhir

Volume 15, Issue 2
Validation of the pediatric Radboud Dysarthria Assessment
Ruessink, Marieke | van den Engel-Hoek, Lenie | van Gerven, Marjo | Spek, Bea | de Swart, Bert | Kalf, Johanna

Volume 15, Issue 2
Assessment of everyday functioning in visually impaired children from a developing country
Ramos de Toledo Negrão, João Vitor | de Andrade Freire, Lívia | de Araújo, Bruna Michele Freire | Venâncio, Tais Siqueira | Kasahara, Niro

Volume 15, Issue 2
Pediatric spinal cord injury rehabilitation: A protocol for an international multicenter project (SINpedSCI)
Roaldsen, Kirsti Skavberg | Jørgensen, Vivien | Höfers, Wiebke | Sällström, Susanne | Augutis, Marika | Ertzgaard, Per | Wahman, Kerstin | Strøm, Mona | Vege, Kristine Marie | Sørland, Kristine | Liu, GenLin | Zhang, Qi | Yang, Yu-Xi | Chen, Yang | Zakharova, Olga | Trukhankina, Zinaida | Ghatasha, Atheer | Hamdan, Eman | Krasovsky, Tal | Guttman, Dafna | Sunnerhagen, Katharina Stibrant | New, Peter W. | Bushnik, Tamara | Sukhov, Renat | Stanghelle, Johan K.

Volume 15, Issue 1
Effect of total number of pulses of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) on hamstring muscle spasticity in children with spastic type cerebral palsy: A randomized clinical trial
Wardhani, Rizky Kusuma | Wahyuni, Luh Karunia | Laksmitasari, Budiati | Lakmudin, Alvin

Volume 14, Issue 4
Exploring hand dexterity in children with myelomeningocele
Steinhart, Shoshana | Kornitzer, Emmanuel | Weiss, Patrice L. | Katz-Leurer, Michal

Volume 14, Issue 4
Reproductive health and pregnancy experiences of women with spina bifida: A qualitative study
van Buuren, Asia L. | O’rinn, Susan E. | Lipworth, Hayley | Church, Paige | Berndl, Anne

Volume 14, Issue 4
Think globally, act locally: Quality improvement as a catalyst for COVID-19 related care during the transitional years
Castillo, Jonathan | Fremion, Ellen | Morrison-Jacobus, Melissa | Bolin, Rhonda | Perez, Ana | Acosta, Eva | Timmons, Kelly | Castillo, Heidi

Volume 14, Issue 3
The vaccination rate among children with nonprogressive neurodevelopmental disorders in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A single centre experience
Karlovic, Helena | Franjic, Damir | Arapovic, Jurica

Volume 14, Issue 3
Evaluation of a rehabilitation program from the perspective of children with disabilities and their caregivers in Uruguay
Durán, Cecilia | Abreu, María del Carmen | Dapueto, Juan J.

Volume 14, Issue 3
Childhood onset homozygous recessive GDAP1 (p.Pro231Leu) mutation in a 9-year-old Puerto Rican pediatric female with axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: A case report
Ortiz-Santiago, Ana | Ramos, Edwardo

Volume 14, Issue 2
Assessment of Family Needs of Children with Cerebral Palsy in Northern-Nigeria: A Cross-Sectional Study
Umar, Abdullahi B. | Yakasai, Abdulsalam M. | Danazumi, Musa S. | Shehu, Usman T. | Badaru, Umaru M. | Kaka, Bashir

Volume 14, Issue 2
Validity and reliability of smartphone-based pelvic rotation evaluations of children with cerebral palsy while sitting, standing, and standing on one leg
Kim, Do Hyun

Volume 14, Issue 2
A resource guide to understanding cerebral palsy: Commentary on collaboration to support health literacy and shared decision making
Chan, Elizabeth | Frisina, Cynthia | Gaebler-Spira, Deborah

Volume 14, Issue 1
How children and their parents value using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) with children themselves
Verkerk, Gijs J.Q. | van der Molen-Meulmeester, Lisanne | Alsem, Mattijs W.

Volume 14, Issue 1
Prevalence of Elimination Disorders and the Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Iranian Children and Adolescents
Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza | Hojjat, Seyed Kaveh | Ahmadi, Nastaran | Alavi, Seyed Salman | Hooshyari, Zahra | Khaleghi, Ali | Ahmadi, Ameneh | Hesari, Mahsa Jafarzadeh | Shakiba, Alia | Amiri, Shahrokh | Molavi, Parviz | Arman, Soroor | Mohammadzadeh, Soleiman | Kousha, Maryam | Golbon, Atieh | Hosseini, Seyed Hamzeh | Delpisheh, Ali | Mojahed, Azizollah | ArmaniKian, Alireza | Sarraf, Nasrin | Safavi, Parvin | Moharari, Fatemeh | Dastjerdi, Reza | Talepasand, Siavash | Jaberghaderi, Nasrin | Ostovar, Rahim | Salmanian, Maryam | Zarafshan, Hadi | Nazari, Ali | Haghbin, Ali | Khalili, Mina Norozi

Volume 14, Issue 1
How children and their parents value using the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) with children themselves
Verkerk, Gijs J.Q. | van der Molen-Meulmeester, Lisanne | Alsem, Mattijs W.

Volume 14, Issue 1
Prevalence of Elimination Disorders and the Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Iranian Children and Adolescents
Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza | Hojjat, Seyed Kaveh | Ahmadi, Nastaran | Alavi, Seyed Salman | Hooshyari, Zahra | Khaleghi, Ali | Ahmadi, Ameneh | Hesari, Mahsa Jafarzadeh | Shakiba, Alia | Amiri, Shahrokh | Molavi, Parviz | Arman, Soroor | Mohammadzadeh, Soleiman | Kousha, Maryam | Golbon, Atieh | Hosseini, Seyed Hamzeh | Delpisheh, Ali | Mojahed, Azizollah | ArmaniKian, Alireza | Sarraf, Nasrin | Safavi, Parvin | Moharari, Fatemeh | Dastjerdi, Reza | Talepasand, Siavash | Jaberghaderi, Nasrin | Ostovar, Rahim | Salmanian, Maryam | Zarafshan, Hadi | Nazari, Ali | Haghbin, Ali | Khalili, Mina Norozi

Volume 14, Issue 1
Hippotherapy and life habits with children with motor deficit and neurodevelopmental impairment: A pilot survey of parents
Potvin-Bélanger, Alex | Freeman, Andrew | Vincent, Claude

Volume 14, Issue 1
Clinical aspects of congenital primary lymphedema
de Godoy, Ana Carolina Pereira | de Godoy, Lívia Maria Pereira | de Godoy, Jose Maria Pereira | de Fatima Guerreiro Godoy, Maria

Volume 14, Issue 1
Knowledge, attitude and practices on developmental surveillance and screening among health professionals in Indian health care settings: An exploratory sequential mixed methods study
Jain, Kritika | Solomon, John | Ramachandran, Selvam

Volume 14, Issue 1
Spinal cord infarction in children: Can gymnastics be a cause?
Rodrigues, Margarida | Beça, Gustavo | Almeida, Ana | Natário, Inês | Vilabril, Filipa | Pereira, Margarida | Barreto, José | Dias, Leonor | Gandarez, Fátima

Volume 14, Issue 1
Motivation and motivation-related factors in children with disabilities
Kurt, Merve | Şimşek, Tülay Tarsuslu

Volume 13, Issue 3
Early intervention physical therapy using "Parent Empowerment Program" for children with Down syndrome in Pakistan: A feasibility study
Habib-Hasan, Zehra | Sheikh, Memoona Salman | Hoodbhoy, Zahra | Azam, Iqbal | O’Neil, Margaret

Volume 13, Issue 2
Focus on autonomy: Using 'Skills for Growing Up' in pediatric rehabilitation care
Hilberink, Sander R. | Grootoonk, Anneke | Ketelaar, Marjolijn | Vos, Ieteke | Cornet, Liselotte | Roebroeck, Marij E.

Volume 12, Issue 4
Language and Latino immigrants living with spina bifida: Social determinants of health – the missing dimension in quality of life research
Castillo, Jonathan | Gandy, Kellen | Bradko, Viachaslau | Castillo, Heidi

Volume 12, Issue 1
Effectiveness of individualized, goal-directed institutional-based rehabilitation program in children with developmental delay disorders, in a region with limited rehabilitation accessibility
Mishra, Kriti | Siddharth, V. | Elhence, Abhay | Jalan, Divesh | Khera, Daisy | Yasir, Mohammed