This article was originally published on the Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development publication.
Original link: https://dcidj.org/articles/abstract/10.47985/dcidj.392/
Purpose: The study aimed to identify the effects of the CBR programme on
parents of children with Cerebral Palsy, living in Karnataka State, India. It
also tried to find the challenges and improvements needed to make the CBR
programme more effective.
Method: A cross-sectional, descriptive study design was used to collect a sample
of 100 parents of children with Cerebral Palsy, with GMFCS levels IV and V.
The sample was drawn from various communities in Bangalore, Davanagere
and Bijapur, where the services of The Association of People with Disability are
available. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with the study subjects. Data
was analysed by SPSS using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: It was observed that the CBR programme had a positive effect on
parents’ health, knowledge, social lives and empowerment. A binary logistic
regression was done to find the relationship between health, knowledge, social
lives and assistive devices use. A strong association was found between all the
areas (p=.001) except GMFCS and assistive devices use (p=.004) at 95% CI. The
odds ratios between them were greater than 1 and showed the strong positive
effect of the CBR programme on parents.
Conclusion: The CBR programme not only has a positive effect on children with
Cerebral Palsy, but also plays an important role in parents’ lives. It contributes
in a positive way to parents’ overall activity.