Assessment of Quality of Life of Children with Cerebral Palsy
Keywords:Cerebral palsy, CPQOL, Primary caregivers, Quality of life
Background: Children with cerebral palsy (CP) may have individual experiences and problems that restrict the participation in daily life activities. Quality of life (QOL) in children with CP needs to be quantified by CP-specific questionnaire. CP-QOL questionnaire is being used for this purpose. Objective: The aim of the study was to study the QOL of children with CP as asked by the caregivers of such children in south Indian population. Methodology: A cross-sectional and observational study including 121 participants (Parents/caregivers of children) with CP with age of 4–12 years was asked to complete the CPQOL questionnaire. The CPQOL questionnaire for primary caregivers is used to assess the QOL of children with CP. The study was conducted at the physiotherapy OPD of SRM Hospital, Kattankulathur and was completed after a period of 15 months started from May 2019 till August 2020. Result: The mean QOL score of 37.67 ± 4.57 was calculated using SPSS. Conclusion: The QOL of children with CP was compromised and the CP-QOL can be used to assess the QOL in children with CP.
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