Parents speak out: Facial plastic surgery for children with down syndrome

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Abstract

Facial plastic surgery has been advocated as a way to improve the physical functioning, appearance and social acceptance of children with Down syndrome. However, there are also those opposed to this surgery due to concerns about its effectiveness, and potential physical and psychological risks. This qualitative study examined comments of 250 parents of children with Down syndrome and categorized their responses into positive and negative themes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-333
Number of pages11
JournalEducation and Training in Developmental Disabilities
Volume38
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2003

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In: Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 38, No. 3, 01.09.2003, p. 323-333.

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