Does Parent report gross motor function level of Cerebral palsy children impact on the parent report quality of life in children with cerebral palsy?

marzieh pashmdarfard--- Occupational Therapy Department, Zanjan University of Medical sciences, Zanjan, Iran.,
malek amini--- department of occupational therapy, iran university of medical sciences, tehran, iran,
reza shervin badv--- Children's Medical Center of Excellence, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran,
narges ghaffarzadeh namazi--- Department of Occupational Therapy, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran,
mehdi rassafiani--- Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran




The aim of this study was to assess the effect of parent report gross motor function level of Cerebral Palsy (CP) children on the parent report quality of life of CP children.

Material & Methods

This study was a cross - sectional study and sampling was done in occupational therapy clinics and CP children’s schools in Zanjan, Iran. In this study the samples size was 60 CP children aged 6-12 years and for sampling method a non-probability convenience sampling method was used. For assessing the quality of life of CP children the cerebral palsy quality of life (CP QOL) questionnaire and for assessing the level of gross motor function of CP children the   Gross Motor Function Classification System Family Report Questionnaire (GMFCSFRQ) were used.


The average age of children (22 male and 30 female) was 8.92 years old (minimum 6 years and maximum 12 years). The relationship between the level of gross motor function and participation and physical health was Direct and significant (r=0.65). The relationship between functioning, access to services and family health with the level of gross motor function were direct but were not significant (p >0.05) and the relationship between pain and impact of disability and emotional wellbeing with the level of gross motor function was significant (p<0.05).


Gross motor function, quality of life, cerebral palsy

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