Assessment of Mothers Knowledge towards Care of Children with Erb’s Palsy

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Salwa N. Hachim, Wisam Mashaan Muttaleb, Sawsan Ali Mahmood


disability is brachial plexus injury (BPI). It is primarily brought on by traumatic events that result in traction forces, wounds, or compression of the plexus against the hard surfaces of surrounding structures during labor (ribs, vertebral bodies, or muscles).


  1. To assess mothers levels of knowledge towards Erb’s palsy.

  2. To find out relationship between demographic characteristics and mothers knowledge.

  3. To find out relationship between level of knowledge and mothers sociodemographic characteristic.

Methods: descriptive design was conducted on 100 mothers  who have children with Erb’s palsy data collection time from January 15th to March 23th, 2023 at rehabilitation medical center and Joint disease in the Baghdad and Al_muthanna city. The data collection methods was by questionnaire consists of three parts: part I Related to the Demographic Characteristics of the Mother’s, part II Questionnaire Related to mothers Knowledge toward Erb’s palsy

Results: The highest percentage of the study sample (39%) are with in age group (20-30) years, live in urban area (91%), primary school graduated (41%), house wife’s (83%), and mothers have (55%) fair knowledge and (45%)  good knowledge.

Conclusions: The study is conclude that the mothers have good level of knowledge regarding Erb’s palsy is muscle weakness in the arm or shoulder and fair level of knowledge about Macrosomia one of Erb’s palsy causes.

Recommendations: Special training courses should be presented to mothers about child macrosomia and how it causes erb’s palsy.

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