Association between Gross Motor Functions and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with Cerebral Palsy
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Objective : To determine the association between gross motor functions and health-related quality of life in children with cerebral palsy
Methods : A cross-sectional study was conducted from May 1st, 2019 to April 30th, 2020. The data was collected from primary caregivers of children with cerebral palsy aged 4-12 years attending out-patient department of physical medicine and rehabilitation and department of pediatrics, Hatyai Hospital. The cerebral palsy quality of life questionnaire (CP QOL-Child) for parent proxy-report-Thai version was used to assess quality of life among children with cerebral palsy. Gross motor function was assessed by Gross Motor Functional Classification System Expanded and Revised (GMFCS - E&R). The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient were used to determine the correlation between dimensional the stratum of GMFCS - E&R and scores of CP QOL-Child.
Results : Most children, age 4-12 years with cerebral palsy were male (68.8 percent) and had mean age 7.3 years old. With regard to caregivers, most of them were parents, with more females (75.5 percent) than males, and they had mean-aged 37.7 years old. Most children were GMFCS- E&R level I and IV (29.4 percent) followed by level V (21.1 percent). The social well-being and acceptance domain had the highest mean score, was 868.6 ± 142.3. On the other hand, the pain and impact disability had the lowest mean score, 200.0 ± 145.2. Moreover, the GMFCS- E&R had the negative correlation with the mean of the overall CP QOL child score (r = -.554, p<.01).
Conclusion : The cerebral palsy children with the lowest stratum of gross motor function tended to have the negative correlated with the overall CP QOL child score. This study has the utility for the physician, who take care the patient to have the multidisciplinary care plan.
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