Yasemin Ozkan's research while affiliated with Yuzuncu Yil University and other places

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Objective To evaluate the child’s quality of life (QoL), mother’s burden, and correlation between these parameters in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Methods Children with spastic CP (n = 120; mean age: 8.64 ± 3.45 years; range: 2–17 years) were classified into three groups of diplegia, hemiplegia, and quadriplegia based on topographica...


... Raising a child with CP can be a challenging experience for caregivers due to movement disorders and other multiple comorbidities such as feeding difficulties, epilepsy, behavioral problems, osteopenia, osteoporosis, and functional gastrointestinal abnormalities that may affect CP child's dependency towards others (Krigger, 2006). Despite CP is non-progressive, the lifelong health care needed in caring for a child with CP poses the family members particularly parents as the most immediate caregivers towards low health-related quality of life (HRQOL), predisposing them to depressed and anxious moods, and stress with higher maternal burden was recorded as compared to caregivers of typically-developing children (Barlow, Cullen-Powell, & Cheshire, 2006;Guillamón et al., 2013;Lee, Matthews, & Park, 2019;Ozkan, 2018). ...