Research Paper: The Relationship Between the Parent Report of Gross Motor Function of Children With Cerebral Palsy and Their Participation in Activities of Daily Livings
Introduction: This study aimed to assess the relationship between the parent reports of gross motor function of children with Cerebral Palsy in activities of daily living.
Materials and Methods: Sixty mothers of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) who were recruited by convenience sampling method were participated in this cross-sectional study. Children were between 6 to 12 years old. For assessing the participation of children with CP in life areas, the Children Participation Assessment Scale-Parent version (CPAS-P) was used and for assessing the gross motor function level of these children, the Gross Motor Function Classification System-family report was used. For data analysis, the Pearson correlation coefficient, and ANOVA tests were used. All statistical analyses were done by SPSS v.21.
Results: The mean age of children was 8.92 years (age range: 6-12 years). A total of 22 of them were males and 30 were females. The relationship between the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) of children with CP and their participation in all objective aspects of Activities of Daily Livings (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Livings (IADL) were moderate to good and this relationship was significant P<0.05. The difference of participation in ADL and IADL between levels of GMFCS was significant (P<0.05).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed a good relationship between gross motor function level of CP children with their participation in ADL and IADL.
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