Saudi Journal for Health Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
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


Rasha H Soliman1, Rahaf Ghazi Altwairqi2, Nourah A Alshamrani2, Abdulrahman Ahmed Al-Zahrani2, Reham Mohammed Al-Towairqi2, Abdullah Hussain Al-Habashi2 
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

Correspondence Address:
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Soliman RH, Altwairqi RG, Alshamrani NA, Al-Zahrani AA, Al-Towairqi RM, Al-Habashi AH. Relationship between quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and their mothers' depression and anxiety.Saudi J Health Sci 2019;8:1-5


How to cite this URL:
Soliman RH, Altwairqi RG, Alshamrani NA, Al-Zahrani AA, Al-Towairqi RM, Al-Habashi AH. Relationship between quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and their mothers' depression and anxiety. Saudi J Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 22 ];8:1-5
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