Year ≥ 1987 (VCPR commenced in 1987, but individuals born on or after 1st January 1970 onwards are included in the dataset)
Wave Recruitment (ongoing)
Age 0 – 46 years
Cerebral palsy diagnosis
(age and date at which motor
disorder first described as cerebral
palsy by clinician)
 M
Specific cause of cerebral palsy
(where known with certainty)
 M
Postneonatal cause and timing
of brain injury that caused cerebral palsy
(and date this occurred)
 M
Neonatal seizures  M
Deceased status
(date and cause of death)
 M
Post mortem performed  M
Birth defects – any present  M
Birth defects – diagnosed syndrome/s  M
Birth defects – by category
(nervous; circulatory; chromosomal
abnormality; digestive; urogenital;
respiratory; eye, ear,
face and neck; musculoskeletal;
multiple body systems; other)
 M
Classification of neonatal brain imaging  M
Classification of postneonatal brain imaging  M
Summary of brain imaging report  M
Nature and severity of motor disorder  M
Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) level  M:GMFCS
Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) level  M:MACS
Procedures performed due to cerebral palsy
(orthopaedic surgery, rhizotomy, saliva surgery,
gastrostomy tube inserted, fundoplication,
intrathecal baclofen pump inserted,
permanent tracheostomy, cochlear implant,
ventriculo-peritoneal shunt inserted
for hydrocephalus, intramuscular injections
of botulinum toxin)
 M

Featured measurements

GMFCS: Gross Motor Function Classification System
MACS: Manual Ability Classification System

Legend

A = Administration report abstraction
C = Index child report (reporting on others)
L = Linkage (to other databases)
M = Medical records data abstraction
O = Observation/direct assessment
N = Nurse report
P = Parent/primary caregiver report
Pe = Peer report
S = Self report
T = Teacher report
X = Undefined
XBF = Pertaining to biological father
XBM = Pertaining to biological mother
XC = Pertaining to index child
XF = Pertaining to father
XFam = Pertaining to family
XG = Pertaining to grandparent(s)
XM = Pertaining to mother
XP = Pertaining to parent(s)
XPa = Pertaining to partner
XPe = Pertaining to peers
XPr = Pertaining to primary caregiver
XSi = Pertaining to sibling(s)