Keywords: Cerebral Palsy, GMFCS, Quality Of Life


Cerebral palsy is a chronic disability disease that often occurs in children, which has a very large impact and even affects the
quality of life of children. Quality of life is an individual's perception of his life in terms of the cultural context, behavior and
value system in which they live and is related to living standards, expectations, pleasures, and individual assessments of
their position in life. This study aimed to describe the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy at Stella Growth
Development Center Medan in 2021. This research is a descriptive study with a cross sectional design. Primary data were
obtained by questionnaires that had been previously validated from the results of interviews with respondents who met the
inclusion and exclusion criteria and secondary data from patient medical record data. Of the 13 respondents, most of them
were female, 10 people (76.9%) were 5 and 8 years old with a total of 3 each. people (23.1%), all of the respondents
experienced spastic cerebral palsy with the highest degree of gross motor function (GMFCS) experiencing grade 1,
amounting to 6 people (46.2%). Patients with spastic cerebral palsy experience an increase in muscle tone so that the
muscles experience stiffness and result in limited movement. The focus of the gross motor function classification is t o
emphasize the child's abilities rather than limitations. The majority of children with cerebral palsy at the Stella GD Center
Medan in 2021 have a good quality of life.


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