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Title : Burden of Caregivers for Children with Cerebral Palsy at Center Pediatric Teaching Hospital in Baghdad

Abstract :

Cerebral palsy affects muscular, motion, and movement ability. Encephalopathy develops when a child's brain is injured prior to or during the first three to five years of life. Additionally, this type of brain injury can result in other health concerns such as vision, hearing, speech, and learning difficulties. The study aims to assess burden of with caregivers at center paediatric teaching hospital in Baghdad city. From 15 November 2018 to 20 May 2019, a descriptive design was used to examine the burden on carers of children with cerebral palsy at Baghdad's central paediatric teaching hospital. A non-probability (purposive) sample of (95) caregivers at a central paediatric teaching hospital. The items assessing nurses' knowledge were graded on a Likert scale on three levels: always, occasionally, and never, and were scored as 3, 2, and 1. The researcher concludes from the study's findings that caregivers' psychological, social, and financial burdens were greater in severity of sickness groups than in moderate or mild illness. The researcher suggests a manual or pamphlet on how to manage children with cerebral palsy should be developed and provided to caregivers.

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