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Comparison of participation between children with cerebral palsy and typically developing peers 8-14 years old in leisure activities
Madineh Hassani 1, Afsoon Hasani Mehraban 2, Faranak Aliabadi 3, Ghorban Taghizadeh 3
1- کاردرمانی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران
2- مرکز تحقیقات توانبخشی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تهران , afsoonmehraban@hotmail.com
3- سایر
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Background and Aim: Children's participation in leisure and recreational activities is associated with their well-being. The Purpose of this study was to compare of participation between children with cerebral palsy and typically developing peers 8-14 years old.

Materials and Methods: In this cross sectional study, 30 children with cerebral palsy (mean age: 11 years  and 1 month) from special education school and 30 typically developing peers (11 years  and 6 months) from typical schools through convenient nonprobability sampling were selected. Participants were evaluated with the Children's Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE).The data were analyzed by spss17.

Results: There were significant differences between children with cerebral palsy and typically developing peers (p= 0.000) in diversity scale. The intensity of participation in peer group was more than children with cerebral palsy )p=0.000). No significant differences were found between the groups in the enjoyment. There were no significant main effects of gender, also significant interaction effect between group type and gender for CAPE variables.

Conclusion: The participation of peer group in most activities was more than children with cerebral palsy. Physical disability can affect participation of children in everyday activities and socialization. Knowledge about participation of cerebral palsy children can help to health care professional to establish interventions that fit with children's preferences and can promote their health and participation.

Keywords: Participation, Cerebral palsy, Activity
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/11/6 | Accepted: 2013/02/6 | Published: 2013/08/6
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Hassani M, Hasani Mehraban A, Aliabadi F, Taghizadeh G. Comparison of participation between children with cerebral palsy and typically developing peers 8-14 years old in leisure activities. mrj. 2013; 7 (1) :63-69
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