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Functioning of children and adolescents with Down syndrome and the association with environmental barriers and facilitators during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Brugnaro, Beatriz Helena [1] ; de Camargo, Olaf Kraus [2] ; Corsi, Carolina [1] ; de Campos, Ana Carolina [1] ; Fernandes, Gesica [1] ; Pavao, Silvia Leticia [3] ; Cicuto Ferreira Rocha, Nelci Adriana [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Fed Univ Sao Carlos UFSCar, Sao Carlos - Brazil
[2] McMaster Univ, Hamilton, ON - Canada
[3] Fed Univ Parana UFPR, Curitiba, Parana - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

Purpose: To compare functioning and environmental aspects before and during physical distancing (DPD) and to determine which social, physical, behavioral and functioning aspects of DPD are correlated. Methods: Sixteen parents of children/adolescents with Down syndrome (11.38 +/- 3.00 years) were surveyed before and DPD. Paired t-tests were used to compare functioning and environmental aspects before and DPD and chi-square tests were used to test associations. Results: There were increases in the frequency (p < 0.001) and involvement (p = 0.01) in home participation and on the impact, noticed by the parents, of the possibility of child to participate in daily activities (p = 0.036), as well as a reduction in social supports perceived by caregivers (p = 0.049). An association was found between the child's socio-emotional difficulties symptoms and practice of physical activity (p = 0.043) and with parents' satisfaction with the level of child's home participation (p = 0.042). Conclusion: Functioning can be affected in either positive or negative ways. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/13716-0 - Determinants of participation in home, at school and at community settings of children and adolescents with Down Syndrome
Grantee:Beatriz Helena Brugnaro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 19/13570-6 - Characterization of the Activity and Participation of children and adolescents with Down Syndrome: influence of biopsychosocial factors
Grantee:Nelci Adriana Cicuto Ferreira Rocha
Support type: Regular Research Grants