J Pediatr Neurol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1685157
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Application of ICF-CY Core Sets in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Khairunnisa Mukhtiar
3  Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Shahnaz Ibrahim
1  Department of Pediatric Neurology, Aga Khan Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
Mukhtiar Ahmed
2  Emergency Department, Dow University of Health Sciences, Ojha Campus, Karachi, Pakistan
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Publication History

01 October 2018

14 February 2019

Publication Date:
03 April 2019 (online)


In this study, we applied brief age-specific core sets of international classification of functioning, disability, and health in children and youth (ICF-CY) in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). It was a descriptive cross-sectional study. One hundred children with spastic CP, age range 1 to 6 years, were included in the study. Thirty-one age-specific brief ICF core sets were applied to children with spastic CP to assess their functional status. Common areas of impairments in children with spastic CP were the body functions and activities and participation. Environmental factors were also a major limitation in the care of CP. The application of ICF core sets provides a novel and standardized approach in describing the functional profile of children with CP. Through application of these core sets, we can standardize the functional assessments of CP worldwide.