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|Title: ||Determining social challenges of children with cleft lip and or palate as perceived by parents or caretakers at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi Metropolis in Ashanti region, Ghana|
|Authors: ||Larnyoh, Mercy|
|Issue Date: ||9-Nov-2015|
Cleft lip and or palate is a congenital malformation in which there is failure of the lip or roof of the mouth to close leaving a gap in the lip or roof of the mouth. Most people affected with this malformation suffer discrimination, stigmatization and ostracism from non-affected people. Also, they do not receive enough attention from policy makers. As a result they have social challenges in education, finding employment and a life partner. This study aimed at finding out the proportion of children with cleft lip and or palate in KATH and the social challenges they could face as perceived by their parents or caretakers.
A descriptive cross- sectional study was used to conduct the study and the study population included parents or caretakers of children with cleft lip and or cleft palate and children with the condition.
Data was gathered using standard information extraction sheet and structured questionnaire. The extraction sheet was used to gather data from 272 folders of children with CLP and the structured questionnaires were administered to 224 caretakers/parents of children with CLP. Data was entered into Microsoft word 2007 and was transported to Stata version 12.0 for analysis. Statistical significant was set as 0.05.
The results indicated that cleft lip was the most occurring cleft type; 43.8% for 2013 and 46.9% for 2014 and 0.4% of parents of cleft children had cleft themselves.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Department of Health Promotion and Education College of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Public Health in Health Education and Promotion, 2015|
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