Lack of Disability Education Hurts Children Ages 1-5 in Kenya
Clubfoot bracing non-compliance leads to higher rates of relapse
This study was conducted to determine factors associated with non-compliance to bracing in clubfoot management among children under five years of age. The proportion of non-compliance to bracing was 16.8%, and the cases of non-compliance to bracing were mostly reported in male children, between 1-2 years of age, whose parents’ education is college/university education and above. The study concluded that there is a need to empower local facilities and provide detailed parent education on clubfoot bracing and its importance in order to avoid relapse or even permanent disability due to non-compliance.