Brain Disorders & Therapy

Brain Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-975X



Comparison of Motor and Cognitive Performance of Educated Mothers with and without Cerebral Palsy Children

Vandana Kumari*, Gurpreet Kaur and Rajneet Kaur Sahni

Introduction: The physical and psychological health of the parents, especially the mother, as the principal person responsible for the care, is influenced by the behavior and needs of children. Motor performance refers to a temporary status of motor behaviour, for example assessed during a motor practice session. Cognition is act for process of knowing including both awareness and judgment.

Objectives: The main objective of this study is to compare motor and cognitive performance of educated Mothers with and without cerebral palsy children.

Methods: A total of 100 mothers in the age group of 25-40 years were selected. Mothers should only have Cerebral Palsy child with aged 3-6 years. After the selection on the basis of criteria, mothers were divided into two groups of 50 each. Group A included the mothers of Cerebral Palsy child while Group B included mothers of normal child. Both groups were measured for motor performance by Figure of 8 and Rhythmic coordination test. Cognition of both groups was measured by Stroop test and Digit Symbol Substitution Test.

Results: Unpaired ‘t’ test was used for analysis.

Conclusion: The present study concluded that the Motor performance and cognition of mothers with cerebral palsy children is better than the mothers without cerebral palsy. However the result of motor performance and cognition between mothers of cerebral palsy child and mothers of normal child were statistically significant.

Published Date: 2019-07-18; Received Date: 2019-06-12