عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of the present study was to compare the health-related quality of life between active and inactive boys with cerebral palsy (CP) aged between 13 and 18. For this purpose, out of 150 CP students of guidance and high schools, 28 subjects were selected randomly. The subjects were divided into two groups of active (14 boys) and inactive (14 boys) according to physical activity questionnaire. The kid screen questionnaire with 10 subscales of physical well-being, psychological well-being, mood and emotions, self-perception, autonomy, relationship with parents and home, peer and social support, school environment, social acceptance and financial resources was used to test the proposed hypotheses. The reliability and validity of this instrument was confirmed (p=0.85). Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to analyze the data. The results showed that active cerebral palsy boys have higher health-related quality of life (p<0.05). In subscales, active students were better in physical well-being, mood and emotions, psychological well-being, financial resources and peer and social support than inactive students (P<0.05) but in self-concept, autonomy, social acceptance, school environment and relationship with parents and home, no significant difference was observed between the two groups (P>0.05). The results of this study indicated that positive attitudes of active children towards themselves related to their regular physical activity.