Knowledge and Care Among Mothers Having Children with Cerebral Palsy

Mothers Having Children with Cerebral Palsy


  • Saima Perveen Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Afsar Ali Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hajra Sarwar Lahore School of Nursing, The University of Lahore, Pakistan



Knowledge, Care, Cerebral Palsy


Cerebral palsy (CP) is a chronic, non-progressive, and incurable disorder that affects mobility and posture. Objective: To assess the Knowledge and Care among mothers having Children with Cerebral Palsy at Nishter hospital Multan. Methods: A cross sectional study designed was used. A sample of n=85 participants was recruited from Nishtar Hospital Multan Pakistan, through purposive sampling. The knowledge and care questionnaire were used for measurement of knowledge and care among mothers having children with cerebral palsy (CP). Filled questionnaires were entered and analyzed through SPSS version 21. Results: Findings revealed that 71.8% participants had poor knowledge regarding CP, 21.2% had fair knowledge and only 7% of participants had good knowledge regarding CP. Similarly, it was revealed that 50.6% participants had poor care, 41.2% had satisfactory care and only 8.2% were having good care for cerebral palsy children. Conclusions: Majority of the mothers of children with cerebral palsy in this study are unaware of the condition and show no concern for it. Support groups may be developed further to increase care giving' awareness of and concern with CP, which may aid them in finding the most suitable and timely interventions for their charges.


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v4i1.90
Published: 2023-03-31

How to Cite

Perveen, S. ., Ali, A. ., & Sarwar, H. . (2023). Knowledge and Care Among Mothers Having Children with Cerebral Palsy : Mothers Having Children with Cerebral Palsy. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 4(1), 25–30.



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