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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Relationship between quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and their mothers' depression and anxiety


1 Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif City, Saudi Arabia; Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
2 Ministry of Health Hospitals, Taif City, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Rasha H Soliman
Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif City, Saudi Arabia; Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia,Egypt

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/sjhs.sjhs_130_18

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Objective: To assess the relationship between maternal anxiety and depression and parent-reported quality of life (QOL) of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: A cross-sectional study was done on 232 mothers of CP children aged 5–18 years. Children QOL and mothers' depression and anxiety were assessed using the Pediatric Inventory Parent Version (PedsQL-P), Beck Anxiety Scale (BAS), and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), respectively. Results: Different degrees of depression in 55.5% of mothers were noted, and 47.4% and 21.6% had moderate and severe anxiety. The mean value of PedsQL-P scores was 69.35 ± 18.18. A significant negative correlation was found between PedsQL-P and both BAS and BDI scores. Conclusion: CP children's mothers had high prevalence of depression and anxiety that had a negative impact on children QOL. The study calls for interventions to improve the mothers' psychiatric status.


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