Saeed Taj Din, Nadia Hafeez, Fawad Hameed, Shabir Ahmed, Nosheen Iftikhar, Waheed Ahmad
Background: Cerebral palsy is a common disorder of the children with motor disabilities affecting the quality of life.
Aim: To determine how the cerebral palsy child participate with their environment.
Methodology: A Cross sectional study was conducted in Children Hospital Lahore from July to December 2019. Study population was the parents of cerebral palsy child. The sample size was 200 parents.
Result: A total of 200 parents and young child were included in this study and only 162 parents and young child responded. Parents were asked about different items related to physical environment at home, school, community and transport. When they were asked about that their child have adapted toilets at home almost 102(63%) responded that toilets were available. They were inquired about different items in home such as enlarged rooms, modified kitchens, walking aids, hoist and communication aids at home. About 69(42.6%) respondents respond that communication aids are available at their schools. When they were inquired about lifts for your child at public places almost 85(52.5%) responded that these facilities are available. Almost 72(44.4%) respondents said that they have accessible buses for their child.
Conclusion: Current study highlighted the participation of cerebral palsy child with their environment. The parents of cerebral palsy child were providing the facilities they needed for life participation. The physical environment, social support, attitude of teachers, therapist, family and classmates were found +ve toward cerebral palsy child.
Keywords: Cerebral palsy child, environment, parents and young child, facilities