Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)
Prevalence of the pattern of cerebral palsy children seen in registered Zilla parishad of Sangli district
Author(s): Amruta Bajantri, Manal Anthikat, Sneha Katke
Abstract: Background: Cerebral palsy is one of the leading cause of childhood disability. Local data on pattern of presentation of CP along with its severity level and standardized management protocols are lacking in Sangli District. Objective: To find out the prevalence of pattern of cerebral palsy children and classify their GMFCS-ER level of registered zilla parishad of Sangli district, Maharashtra. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in inclusive education project area of school of Zilla Parishad of Sangli district. Data was collected through Pediatric Evaluation Form by caregivers help, by medical records and physical assessment. Data were analyzed using appropriate statistical test Results: A total of 115 cerebral palsy children were seen in six months of duration. 53.9% were male and 46.1% were female children of age 0 to 18 years. Number of children seen in different talukas were 17.4% from Palus, followed by 16.5% children from Miraj, 12.2% children were from Islampur and Kadegaon taluka each, 11.3% were from Tasgaon taluka, 10.4% from Atpadi, 8.7% from Vita, 6.1% were from Kavte Mahankal taluka and 2.6% from Jath and Shirala taluka each. Spastic cp (89%) and quadriplegic cp (58%) presentations were the leading sub-types of CP. Severity level according to GMFCS- ER was level V as the highest. Birth asphyxia (54.8%) was the leading etiology of CP. Conclusion: Severely disabled CP has been encountered in Sangli district thus early intervention and appropriate rehabilitation services should be provided to such children to limit the disability.