Pattern of cerebral palsy among children attended at selected hospital
Habibur Rahman, Umme Salma, Meshkatul Ferdous, ARM Luthful Kabir
Objective: To investigate the socio-demography information; to explore birth characteristics and clinical manifestation of cerebral palsy. Methodology: The study was hospital based cross sectional Study. Convenience sampling technique was used to carry out the study. Total sample was 70. The data were collected through using structured questionnaire by face to face interview. The area of the study was Pediatric Unit of CRP, Savar, Dhaka. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Results: Investigator found among 70 participants there is 44% are from urban area and 56% are from rural area, 54.3% mothers had one child, 52.9% mothers faces prolonged labor, 52.9% mothers were attended by doctor and 28.6% were by midwife, 68.6% children are term baby, 54.3% children had birth asphyxia, 72.9% children had the history of seizure, 32.4% children communicated by crying, 22.9% children communicated by speaking word, 98.6% children have hearing ability, 62.9% children have both upper and lower limb involvement, 48.5% children have the hyper tone in the muscles, 38.6% have the alteration of tone in the muscle, 42.8% children had poor neck control and 45.7% had good neck control, 50% children had no pelvic control whether 34.3% had poor pelvic control and 15.7% had good pelvic control, 24.2% children can stand with support and 12.9% children can stand without support, 17.1% children can walk with support and 2.9% children can walk without support. Conclusion: The result of research is including the all general people who have the child with cerebral palsy at the age of 1-9 years who attended at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed. Acknowledging these characteristics of cerebral palsy will be useful for the prevention and treatment of this condition in Bangladesh.