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IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 12-17

Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city

Authors: Abdulaziz Alruwaished, Baleegh Ali, Lubna Abdullah Alhowaimil , Abaraa adullah Alhowaimil, Najd Abdullah Alhowaimil, Aminah Alessa.

ABSTRACT

Background: The diagnosis of a child with a life-long disability, such as cerebral palsy (CP), can be catastrophic to parents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of Saudi caregiversí knowledge about cerebral palsy and the possible association to socioeconomic status or educational status of the parents. Methodology: This cross-sectional survey included 30 caregivers of children with cerebral palsy who attended the neuropediatric clinic, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The knowledge of cerebral palsy questionnaire was administered to assess the caregiversí knowledge about cerebral palsy. Results: This study explored inadequate Saudi caregiversí level of knowledge and awareness about CP. There was substantial lack of knowledge about the etiology and the prognosis of CP. The total knowledge score of the study participants was calculated, it ranged from 8.0-19.0 with a median score of 15.50. According to this score, 50% of the studied caregivers had good level of knowledge about CP. Moreover, there was no statistically significant association between level of the guardianís knowledge and their educational or financial level. Conclusion: Based on the findings, the parental knowledge of CP is substantially lacking. There is an urgent need to conduct a prospective research project to better assess the level of awareness and develop actions that contribute to parents being better informed and more secure about their children's health care.

Keywords:
Cerebral palsy, knowledge, caregiver, child, Saudi Arabia


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Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city


Authors
Abdulaziz Alruwaished
Consultant Pediatric Neurologist, Pediatric Hospital, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Baleegh Ali
Consultant Pediatric Neurologist, Pediatric Hospital, King Saud Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Lubna Abdullah Alhowaimil
Medical Intern, Al-Mareefa College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Abaraa adullah Alhowaimil
General Practitioner, Al Imam Mohamed Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Najd Abdullah Alhowaimil
Medical Intern, Al-Mareefa College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Aminah Alessa
Medical Intern, Al-Mareefa College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Lubna Abdullah Alhowaimil, Medical intern, Al-Mareefa College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; Lubnaabdullh@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 24 Jan 2019
Accepted 26 Nov 2019
Published online 25 Dec 2019
Published in print 13 Jan 2020

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Alruwaished A, Ali B, LAA, Alhowaimil Aa, Alhowaimil NA, AA, . Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 12-17. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


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Alruwaished A, Ali B, LAA, Alhowaimil Aa, Alhowaimil NA, AA, . Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=26958 [Access: January 25, 2020]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


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Alruwaished A, Ali B, LAA, Alhowaimil Aa, Alhowaimil NA, AA, . Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city. IJMDC. 2020; 4(1): 12-17. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


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Alruwaished A, Ali B, LAA, Alhowaimil Aa, Alhowaimil NA, AA, . Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2020]; 4(1): 12-17. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


Harvard Style

Alruwaished, A., Ali, B., , L. A. A., Alhowaimil, A. a., Alhowaimil, N. A., , A. A. & (2020) Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city. IJMDC, 4 (1), 12-17. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


Turabian Style

Alruwaished, Abdulaziz, Baleegh Ali, Lubna Abdullah Alhowaimil, Abaraa adullah Alhowaimil, Najd Abdullah Alhowaimil, Aminah Alessa, and . 2020. Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 12-17. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


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Alruwaished, Abdulaziz, Baleegh Ali, Lubna Abdullah Alhowaimil, Abaraa adullah Alhowaimil, Najd Abdullah Alhowaimil, Aminah Alessa, and . "Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 12-17. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


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Alruwaished, Abdulaziz, Baleegh Ali, Lubna Abdullah Alhowaimil, Abaraa adullah Alhowaimil, Najd Abdullah Alhowaimil, Aminah Alessa, and . "Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.1 (2020), 12-17. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


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Alruwaished, A., Ali, B., , L. A. A., Alhowaimil, A. a., Alhowaimil, N. A., , A. A. & (2020) Knowledge and attitude of caregivers of cerebral palsy children in Riyadh city. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (1), 12-17. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547833051


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