International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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ISSN: 2329-9096

Tülay Tarsuslu Simsek

  • Research Article
    Relationship Between Functional Level and Quality of Life in Children With Spina Bifida
    Author(s): Bahriye Türkücüoglu and Tülay Tarsuslu SimsekBahriye Türkücüoglu and Tülay Tarsuslu Simsek

    Background: This study examined the relationship between functional level and quality of life in children with spina bifida (SB). Methods: The study includes 44 children with SB (20 females and 24 males) of average age 9.18 ± 2.39 years. A independence measurement (WeeFIM) developed for children was used to evaluate functional level, and the Health Questionnaire Parent Form (CHQ-PF50) was used to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of children whose demographic information, affection levels and the use of assistive devices. Results: Regional involvement among children in the study was 2.3% thoracic, 27.3% thoracolumbar, 38.6% lumbar, 27.3% lumbosacral, and 4.5% sacral. While 56.8% use an assistive device in daily activities, 43.2% do not use any device. Statistical analysis, showed a positive relationship between WeeFIM and role/social limitation.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000136

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