Title

Perceived level of satisfaction to accessed services of parents of children with cerebral palsy and its relationship on the perception of clinicians on accessed barriers' effects on management in DLSHSI College of Rehabilitation Sciences Pediatric Satellite Centers

Date of Completion

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Cerebral Palsy, Children

Abstract

The objectives of the study is to determine the perceived level of satisfaction of parents of children with cerebral palsy in terms of their access to services, to determine the perception of clinicians on accessed barriers' effects in management, and to correlate the perception of parents and clinicians in terms of access to services in three (3) affiliated pediatric satellite centers of DLSHSI-CRS namely, Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School, Imus Pilot Elementary School and Missionaries of Charity Brothers. The study utilized a descriptive-correlation design. The participants included in the study were 15 parents or primary caregivers of children with cerebral palsy ages 29-54 years old with children ages 4-12 years old, male or female who currently undergoes physical therapy in any said centers and 13 clinicians of any type, male or female working in any of the said centers. Respondents were chosen using purposive sampling technique. The study utilized a survey questionnaire. Specifically, the CP QOL-Child (Access to Services) was used to obtain the perceived level of satisfaction of parents were translated in Tagalog. The questionnaire for clinicians was developed by the researchers from gathered literature pertaining to barriers in access to services. The results of the study obtained from the parents showed that overall, the response were interpreted as "High Satisfaction" in access to all said services and the overall response of clinicians were interpreted as "Severely affect negatively". Using Spearman's rank correlation to determine the correlation between two variables, it is shown that there was a strong, negative correlation between levels of perceived satisfaction of parents. Mean scores of the perception of clinicians as to the barriers which was not statistically significant.

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