Event Title

“Health services and quality of life for children with cerebral palsy in the Prizren Region”

Presenter Information

Ardiana Hajdari
Arsim Hajdari

Session

Medicine and Nursing

Description

Background: Cerebral palsy (brain paralysis), defined as a disorder of the musculoskeletal system, is a problem that affects over 17 million people worldwide. This disorder develops due to a brain loss that can occur during pregnancy, childbirth or neonatal periods associated with other health problems, in speech, sight, hearing, balance, walking, etc.

Aim: It is the analysis of the use of health services and healthy life of children with cerebral palsy taking into account sociodemographic factors.

Methods: In cooperation with the Neurology Clinic and Hendikos Center we studied children with cerebral palsy in Prizren (Kosovo). Quality of life and assessed with the PedsQL questionnaire and the Likert scale.

Results: A total of 20 children were analyzed by the person 60% (N = 12) belong to the male gender and 40% (N = 8) to the female gender while the average age was 1.8 years. Children over 5 years old were more tired and more pain, while those under 4 years old had milder complaints as they had made more visits to specialists since birth.

Conclusion: This study highlights the variables that can affect the quality of life of children visit as much as possible to serve health to identify certain difficulties of children who may need individual intervention. It may be possible to inform the services provided by nurses, physiotherapists and speech therapists, cerebral palsy should as early as possible individual rehabilitation programs, also parents / caregivers of children with cerebral palsy(CP) should undertake multifaceted activities for long-term care of disability.

Keywords:

Cerebral palsy, quality of life, socio-economic factors, rehabilitation centers

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.170

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“Health services and quality of life for children with cerebral palsy in the Prizren Region”

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Background: Cerebral palsy (brain paralysis), defined as a disorder of the musculoskeletal system, is a problem that affects over 17 million people worldwide. This disorder develops due to a brain loss that can occur during pregnancy, childbirth or neonatal periods associated with other health problems, in speech, sight, hearing, balance, walking, etc.

Aim: It is the analysis of the use of health services and healthy life of children with cerebral palsy taking into account sociodemographic factors.

Methods: In cooperation with the Neurology Clinic and Hendikos Center we studied children with cerebral palsy in Prizren (Kosovo). Quality of life and assessed with the PedsQL questionnaire and the Likert scale.

Results: A total of 20 children were analyzed by the person 60% (N = 12) belong to the male gender and 40% (N = 8) to the female gender while the average age was 1.8 years. Children over 5 years old were more tired and more pain, while those under 4 years old had milder complaints as they had made more visits to specialists since birth.

Conclusion: This study highlights the variables that can affect the quality of life of children visit as much as possible to serve health to identify certain difficulties of children who may need individual intervention. It may be possible to inform the services provided by nurses, physiotherapists and speech therapists, cerebral palsy should as early as possible individual rehabilitation programs, also parents / caregivers of children with cerebral palsy(CP) should undertake multifaceted activities for long-term care of disability.