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Submitted: 27 March 2018 Modified: 18 September 2019
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD18032712190389

Profile of pediatric patients with cerebral palsy at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Philippine General Hospital.

Angelita Roma P. Hebreo,
Cynthia D. Ang-Muñoz,
Joycie Eulah E. Abiera,
Monalisa  L. Dungca,
Betty D. Mancao

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OBJECTIVES: Data is necessary for a hospital-wide cerebral palsy (CP) profile, this being the leading pediatric diagnosis at the PGH Rehabilitation Medicine Out Patient clinic. This study aims to identify clinical features, severity of disability and common interventions in pediatric CP patients.


METHODS: CP profile data collection forms were accomplished from September 2014 to December 2015.


PRIMARY RESULTS: Among 125 participants: 55% were < 5 years old, 47% were delivered vaginally, 42% had perinatal onset of condition, 34% had normal birth weight and 23% were moderately preterm. Most were quadriplegic (36%) and spastic (50%). Primary caregivers were mostly mothers (45%) and


CONCLUSION: A hospital-wide cerebral palsy profile should be established to monitor CP, given its multifactorial cause and complex functional impact. Trends should be correlated with maternal and patient factors, healthcare provision and socioeconomics

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Acta Medica Philippina
Frequency
Quarterly
Publication Date
October-December 2017
Volume
51
Issue
4
Page(s)
289-299
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