Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1169
PRUDENTE, Cejane Oliveira Martins; BARBOSA, Maria Alves e PORTO, Celmo Celeno. Relation Between Quality of Life of Mothers of Children With Cerebral Palsy and the Children's Motor Functioning, After Ten Months of Rehabilitation. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.2, pp. 149-155. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692010000200002.
This study aims to analyze the quality of life of mothers of children with cerebral palsy, correlated with the evolution of their children's gross motor function after ten months of rehabilitation. An observational, longitudinal study was carried out in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, involving 100 mothers and children with cerebral palsy. The children's motor function was evaluated using the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) and the mothers' quality of life using the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). After ten months of rehabilitation, the children's gross motor function had significantly improved (p<0.001), while the mothers only presented a significant improvement (p<0.001) in the bodily pain domain. The improvement in the motor function of children with cerebral palsy did not influence the changes in the mothers' quality of life.
Palavras-chave : Quality of Life; Mothers; Caregivers; Cerebral Palsy; Rehabilitation.