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1524 The Study on Quality of Life of Children with Cerebral Palsy
  1. Z Liu
  1. Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Centre of Nanhai Hospital for Women and Children, Affiliated to Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine Guangdong China, Foshan, China

Abstract

Objective To study the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy.

Methods With the PedsQL4.0, 113 children with cerebral palsy were studied, and 52 children with common illness and 314 normal children were also studied and compared. With the PedsQL of school functioning, the children of these three groups who had been to school or kindergarten were also studied and compared.

Result The score of physiology functioning, communication functioning and total score of PedsQL in children with cerebral palsy were lower than those in the children with common illness and normal children. The difference has statistic significance. The score of emotional functioning in children with cerebral palsy was only lower than that in the normal children, the difference has statistic significance. The score of school functioning in children with cerebral palsy was significant lower than that in children with common illness and normal children (P <0.01).

Conclusion The quality of life of children with cerebral palsy is much lower than children with common illness and normal children. The illness has sever effect on the school functioning of children with cerebral palsy. Therefore, the whole improve of quality of life is the goal for the rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy.

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