Risk factors evaluation of cerebral palsy in Hazara division KPK Pakistan: A cross-sectional survey

Authors

  • Keramat Ullah Keramat Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mansehra, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Athar Khalily Department of Pediatric Neurology, Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Abdul Haseeb Bhutta Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mansehra, Pakistan
  • Pirzada Khattak Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mansehra, Pakistan
  • Anam Habib Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mansehra, Pakistan
  • Nimra Ilyas Bhutta Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mansehra, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1669

Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the prevalence of risk factors of cerebral palsy in the mothers of children with cerebral palsy.

Method: The cross-sectional study was conducted in 2018 at the Helping Hand Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mansehra, Pakistan, and comprised mothers of cerebral palsy children aged 1-18 years from the Hazara Division. Data was collected using a modified form of Surveillance of cerebral palsy in Europe questionnaire regarding prenatal, natal and postal natal risk factors. Data was analysed using SPSS 21.

Results:  Of the 300 children, 190(63.3%) were males and 110(36.7%) were females. The mean (±SD) age of the children was 5.43±3.63 years and that of their mothers at the time of delivery was 26.16±5.11 years. Among the prenatal risk factors, anaemia was the leading factor 179(59.6%), while delayed crying 187(63.3%) was the major postnatal factor. Consanguinity was reported by 200(66.7%) mothers. Majority of the deliveries 201(67%) had taken place at hospitals.

Conclusion: Anaemia and delayed crying were the major risk factors identified in mothers and children, respectively, in the study sample.

Key Words: Cerebral Palsy, Anti-natal risk factors, Postnatal risk factors, SCPE.

Published

2022-02-16

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