Objective: To find out the effects of spastic cerebral palsy upon different functional factors such as activities of daily living. Study Design: Cross sectional study Place and Duration of Study: Data were collected from Children Hospital and Jinnah Hospital children ward in about 6-8 months from June 2019 to January 2020. Material and Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was used to check spasticity among CP children along with its effects on other factors. . A convenient sampling technique was used and data was further analyzed by means of SPSS version 21. Results: Among 90 patients that participated in the study, prevalence of spastic paralysis among CP children turned out to be 67.8%. The frequency of cerebral palsy children with affected activities of daily living (ADLs) was found to be 87.8%. Association of spasticity with different factors was calculated by chi square of p-value and a significant association was found. Conclusion: The most common type of cerebral palsy is spastic type which has been found with the percentage of 67.8 in which significant results were found with affected ADLs, resistance to passive stretch and muscle tone.
ALEENA ZUBAIR, AYESHA AROOJ, SANA BATOOL, Fariha Zulfiqar, Ashfaq Ahmed. (2021) Effects of Spastic Cerebral Palsy on Different Functional Factors: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study, Pakistan Pediatric Journal, Volume 45, Issue 3.