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Amiri A, Akbarfahimi N, Hosseini S A. The Correlation Between Leisure Participation and Parental Life Balance in Children and Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy and Their Typically Developing Peers. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal. 2022; 20 (2)
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1- Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Occupational Therapy Department, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (161 Views)
Objectives: Leisure participation is restricted among children with cerebral palsy (CP). This leads to adverse consequences on their health and well-being. Identifying the associated factors of leisure participation can help in planning interventions for its promotion. This study aims to investigate the correlation between leisure participation and parental life balance in children/adolescents with CP and their typically developing peers.
Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted from January to April 2021, in Bojnourd City, Iran. The target population of this study was children/adolescents with CP between the ages of 7 to 17 years. We recruited 68 children/adolescents with CP and 66 of their typical peers using the convenience sampling method. All children and adolescents completed the children’s participation and enjoyment questionnaire while their parents answered the life balance inventory questions.
Results: The mean age of children/adolescents with CP was 10.13 ± 2.53, and 54.4% were boys. The mean age of typically developing children/adolescents was 10.50 ± 2.98, and 54.5% were boys. In the CP group, the mothers’ life balance was correlated with the leisure participation of their children (P = 0.01). Also, the fathers’ life balance was correlated with the leisure participation of their adolescents (P = 0.01). The correlation between the mothers’ life balance and the leisure participation of their adolescents, and also between the father’s life balance and the leisure participation of their children was not significant (P > 0.05) in the CP group. The leisure participation of typically developing children and adolescents was not correlated with their parental life balance (P > 0.05).  

Conclusion: The leisure participation of children and adolescents with CP was correlated with the life balance of their parents. Occupational therapists and other health professionals are advised to consider the parental life balance in their plans to promote the leisure participation of children and adolescents with CP.

 
     
Article type: Original Research Articles | Subject: Occupational therapy
Received: 2021/11/23 | Accepted: 2022/03/13 | Published: 2022/06/8

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