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THE SOCIAL SUPPORT AND LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE IN DAILY ACTIVITIES AS INFLUENCE QUALITY OF LIFE OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY

Grant number: 09/14490-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2010
Effective date (End): January 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal researcher:Luzia Iara Pfeifer
Grantee:Priscila Bianchi Lopes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The present survey is intended to evaluate the social support of parental proxies in the case of children with cerebral palsy and to check the relationship of this support over the self-independence on them daily living activities of these children. It will be focused on the influence of that social support in the life quality and on the motor severity. It will evaluate parental proxies of 50 children with cerebral palsy aging from 4 to 12 years old. For this survey two tolls will be utilized, the Childhood Assessment Questionnaire (CHAQ) and the Social Support Questionnaire (SSQ). The CHAQ will evaluate the self-independence in the daily living activities and the life quality of those children. The SSQ will evaluate the level of social support received by the parental proxies. In order to select children for the survey the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) will be applied. To establish the influence of the parental proxies social support in the daily living activities self-independence of those children with cerebral palsy, the Wilconxon´s test will be used. It analyses the outcome of each questionnaire, which is got by a score.

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