Comparing Participation of Iranian Children With Cerebral Palsy in Life Activities With Participation of Typically Developing Children
Introduction: Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) like the normal peers have the right to participate in life activities, so we aimed to study and compare the participation of Iranian 6-12 years old children with CP with the participation of their normally developing peers.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study in which the parents of 274 children with CP and the parents of 274 of normal children completed the Children Participation Assessment Scale Parent- version. For data analysis, the Independent t test was performed in SPSS version 21.
Results: The mean age of children with CP and normal children were respectively 9.64 and 9.45 years. The results indicate a significant difference between the two groups in life activities participations (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Participation of Iranian children with CP in life activities (activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, play, leisure, social participation, education, and sleep/rest) are lower than those normal peers, so the occupational therapists should pay attention to this and try to promote the participation of children with CP.
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