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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 620) Last page : ( 625)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.01955.7

Effect of Caregiver Education on Quality of Life and Burden among Caregivers of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Quasi Experimental Study

Rani P Shilna1, Chippala Purusotham2,*

1Assistant Professor, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy, Mangaluru

2Associate Professor, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy, Mangaluru

*Corresponding Author: Dr. Purusotham Chippala, PhD Associate Professor, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Deralakkatte, Mangaluru, Moblie No: 9916460185 Email: chippala1979@gmail.com

Online published on 26 September, 2019.

Abstract

Background

Cerebral palsy is one of the common neurodevelopmental disorders seen in children and is associated with lifelong disability. Caregiver's health and well-being can be adversely affected because of long term delivery of care. It has been showed that family involved method is the best treatment strategy in needs of children with cerebral palsy.

Aim of the study

To investigate the effect of caregiver education on quality of life and burden among caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.

Methodology

The study used quasi experimental research design. 32 caregivers of children with cerebral palsy were included in the study. Caregiver education has been implemented to the participants. Quality of life and burden has been assessed by using WHOQOL-BREF and caregiver burden scale before and after one month of the caregiver education.

Results

The results showed that there is a positive effect of caregiver education on quality of life and burden among caregivers of children with cerebral palsy. The WHOQOL-BREF shows a statistically significant results across 3 domains; physical, psychological and environmental whereas social component didn't show any significant change (p value >0.05). Caregiver burden scale also shows statistically significant results (p value <0.05)

Conclusion

The caregiver education programme may be helpful for improving the quality of life and reducing the burden among caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.

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Keywords

Neurodevelopmental disorder, caregiver, World Health Organization, quality of life, cerebral palsy, burden, caregiver education.

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