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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022
Evaluation of Motor Performance in a Child with Prader Willi Syndrome and its Influence on Mother?s Quality of Life: Case Study
Urvashi Jhala | Mansi Bais 
Abstract: Background: Prader Willi Syndrome is a genetic disorder usually caused by deletion of a part of chromosome 15 passed down by the father. Prader Willi Syndrome is associated with hypotonia, distinct facial features, poor spinal reflexes, under developed genitals, delayed milestones, cognitive impairments, speech problems and behavioral issues. This affects their physical activity as well as motor performance. Due to long term complications, it negatively affects quality of life of a mother. The aim of the study was to evaluate motor performance of a child with PWS and to measure the quality of life of mother. Method: In this study Peabody developmental motor scale -2: gross motor scale and Early clinical assessment of balance were used for the evaluation of motor performance of a child; and SF-12 and Parental stress scale were used to examine the Quality of life and magnitude of the stress level of a mother suffering from PWS. Result: Conclusion: There is significant delay in gross motor function of a child with moderate delay in fine motor function. There is significant balance affection in a child with PWS due to motor involvement. Parental stress is at moderate level with affection of role of limitation due to physical health in SF-12.
Keywords: Prader Willi Syndrome, Early Clinical Assessment of Balance, Peabody Developmental Motor Scale 2, SF-12, Parental Stress Scale Questionnaire
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,
Pages: 179 - 1281