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Farooq Khaleel R, Basim Al Khafajy M. Investigating the Parented-reported Quality of Life in Young Children With Cerebral Palsy at Ages of 5 to 7 years. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2024; 22 (2) :321-332
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1- Department of Physiotherapy, College of Health and Medical Technologies, Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq.
2- Medical Rehabilitation and Rheumatology Center, Baghdad, Iraq.
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Objectives: This study examines the impacts of health-related quality of life (QoL) on children who suffer from cerebral palsy, in addition to sociodemographic characteristics and other aspects.
Methods: Children who suffer from cerebral palsy (CP) who were referred to a Rehabilitation and Rheumatology Clinic in Bagdad, Iraq, were the subjects of a cross-sectional research. The primary data were gathered from parents and kids via a questionnaire. The CP module for The pediatric QoL inventory 3.0 in Arabic was used. The period of August 2022 to February 2023 was used for gathering the data. Researchers evaluated participants using the body mass index (BMI) and the gross motor function classification system. Data analysis was done using SPSS software, version 26 and involved calculating Mean±SD, reporting descriptive statistics, and testing random distribution assumptions. Reliability was assessed via the Cronbach α coefficient and interference analysis, with a considerable level set at P≤0.05.
Results: This research enrolled 139 children of which 55.7% were male and the mean age was 5.7 years. The greatest age group was 5 years (51.1%), 59.7% of children were categorized in levels (III, IV and V) and the majority had a low QoL. The domain of daily activity received the highest score out of the six existing domains (57.05%).
Discussion: CP affects the QoL of children aged 5 to 7 years. The intensity of the gross motor function classification system, physiological and topographical classification, and health-related QoL were associated significantly.
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Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Social Welfare
Received: 2023/06/15 | Accepted: 2023/09/12 | Published: 2024/06/1

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