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MENDEZ, Cecilia  and  PAGANO, Ignacio. Literature review to determine quality of life and satisfaction of patients with non-progressive chronic encephalopathy undergoing multilevel surgery. Anfamed [online]. 2021, vol.8, n.1, e302.  Epub June 01, 2021. ISSN 2301-1254.

Health-related quality of life refers to the perception that subjects have about their state of health, and the activities carried out to maintain or improve health in their sociocultural context. Chronic non-progressive encephalopathy is a non-progressive static lesion that is the leading cause of motor dysfunction in children. The natural history of gait and function in this population is deterioration over time. The standard treatment is multilevel surgery. Objective: to determine the results on satisfaction, perception of function and perception of quality of life in children with non-progressive chronic encephalopathy after multilevel surgery. Methodology: a bibliographic review of the literature was carried out. Results: 10 articles with heterogeneous methodologies that meet the inclusion criteria were selected. The results show an improvement in the perception of function and quality of life. Conclusions: it is necessary to delve deeper into research on the results of surgery and on approaches that incorporate the point of view of patients and their caregivers.

Keywords : Cerebral palsy; multilevel surgery; quality of life; satisfaction.

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