The CP-Achieve webinar series
- Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 12:00 PM
Join us for the next CP-Achieve webinar
Wednesday 22 November from 5:00 – 5:30 PM AEDT
Understanding mental fatigue experienced by people with cerebral palsy
Presented by Iain Dutia
Fatigue is a common problem for people with cerebral palsy - up to 40% of people with CP report higher levels of fatigue than the rest of the population. The majority of research to date has focused on understanding physical fatigue in people with CP, and little is known about mental fatigue in people with CP. In this webinar, we will present the work that CP-Achieve is doing to understand how much of a problem mental fatigue is for people with CP, how it occurs and is experienced, and if it is associated with any other problems. There will also be time reserved in this session for discussion.
Dr Iain Dutia is a lecturer in Physiotherapy at Australian Catholic University and a research officer at The University of Queensland, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences. He is also an Honorary Fellow at CP-Achieve. His main interests are in enhancing physical and mental health in adolescents and young adults with disabilities, and his research to date has focused on increasing participation and enhancing performance in Para sport for athletes with high support needs.