An evaluation of participation restrictions and associated factors via the ICF-CY framework in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia receiving maintenance chemotherapy


YILDIZ KABAK V. , Ipek F., ÜNAL Ş. , ATASAVUN UYSAL S. , DÜGER T.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00431-020-03833-y
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS

Özet

Our aim was to determine impairments in physical functions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health version for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) framework in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) receiving treatment. Physical functions were assessed in terms of pain level, fatigue level, handgrip strength, and motor proficiency. Fine motor activities and lower extremity performance were assessed to determine activity limitations. Participation was assessed with a patient-reported questionnaire. Thirty children with ALL (mean age: 8.45 +/- 3.33 years) were included. Pain and fatigue level were mild. Poor handgrip strength was found; their mean handgrip strength was 60% of the normative. Fifty-six percent of the children had below-average motor performance. Participation scores were considerably high, except for sport and physical functioning sub-score. Participation level was positively associated with bilateral coordination and duration after diagnosis, while negatively correlated with pain and fatigue level (p< 0.05).