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1525 Measurements of Quality of Life for 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

Aim The purpose of this article is to detect common measurements of quality of life (QOL) for children with cerebral palsy (CP).

Method To review literatures which attempted to assess QOL in individuals with CP in MEDLINE.

Result Five measurements met the inclusion criteria, including PedsQL Generic Core Scales and Cerebral Palsy Module, CHQ, KIDSCEEN, PODCI and CP-QOL.

Conclusion Five instruments consist of generic and condition-specific version. Considering development of children both self and proxy report are available. All have acceptable clinical utility. However, further study should be given to comfirm their reliability and validity in assessing QOL of children with CP. There are some drawbacks using these instruments, including confusion of QOL, function and participation, failure to reflex real QOL for children, weak agreement between self and proxy report on social function and psychosocial domains.

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