Neurological Disorders

ISSN: 2329-6895

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Cerebral Palsy - A Cross-Sectional Study Describing Problems, Needs and Resources with Special Emphasis on Locomotion


Pooja Tyagi, Shazia Mattu and Neeraj Maurya

Objective: The objective of this study was to find out problems and resources of individuals with cerebral palsy with special emphasis on locomotion.

Methods: Total number of 53 subjects were included in the study. 38 subjects were male and there were 15 female in the study. The questionnaire was been explained to the guardians of all the subjects. Each and every component was explained clearly and locomotion was emphasized to find out their functional independence Level.

Results: There were different types cerebral palsy subjects included such as, Spastic tetraplegia, Spastic hemiplegia, spastic diplegia, dyskinesia and mixed Cerebral palsy. Spastic tetraplegia (13%) and mixed (13%) were most common form of cerebral palsy followed by spastic diplegia (11%) Dyskinesia (2%) and do not know (2%) were least common.

Conclusion: The present study concluded that spastic tetraplegia and mixed cerebral palsy have maximum disability followed by hemiplegia and diplegia.


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