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Cerebral Palsy Research Paper

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THIRD PARTY DISABILITY IN MOTHERS OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY.

Abstract:
Introduction:
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder of movement and posture due to a defect or lesion of the immature brain (Cruickshank, 1964). In fact, it is attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occur during brain development in foetus or infant. CP disorders are accompanied by various disorders like speech, auditory, visual abnormality, seizure, learning disorder, mental retardation etc. Due to the variation in projection of these disorders, it ultimately changes the needs that arise in the wake of the disorders, thus making understanding the various needs of these patients essential.

Third-party disability is defined as the disability of
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AIM AND OBJECTIVES:
To analyze and compare third party disability in mothers of children and teenagers with cerebral palsy.

Objectives:
1. To analyze third party disability in mothers of children with Cerebral palsy.
2. To analyze third party disability in mothers of teenagers with cerebral palsy.
3. To compare third party disability in mothers of children and teenagers with cerebral palsy.
METHOD:
Research Design: The research design of survey type was used for this study purpose.
Tool: A Questionnaire was developed and was translated in Hindi language as a research tool using ICF framework and it was validated by a group of 5 Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist. The Questionnaire was developed under 8 domains:
• Mental functions (emotional functions)
• General tasks and demands
• Interpersonal interactions and relationships.
• Communication
• Community, Social and civic
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Brief case history of child and mother was taken. The validated tool was administered on the mothers of children and teenagers with CP through a face-to-face interview or mothers were asked to fill in by themselves. The responses were documented appropriately. The mean range of obtained raw data was analyzed and tabulated.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: On the basis of raw scores, MANOVA will be used to compare whether any significant difference exists between third party disability in mothers of children and teenagers with cerebral palsy. Results were indicative of a statistical significant difference (p<0.05) between both the groups.

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION:

While current literature suggests there is a broad range of consequences for family members of people with cerebral palsy, the sequelae of disability for family members of people with cerebral palsy is not well understood. Further research is needed to be done to better describe the nature and degree of third-party disability in mothers of children and teenagers with cerebral palsy.

References
W. (2001). ICF: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Short version. Geneva: WHO.
Crurickshank, W. M. (n.d.). Cerebral palsy: its individual and community problems(Vol. Revised). Syracuse university
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