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JHPM 2018, 7(3): 40-45 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the General Health Status between Mothers of Educable Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Mothers of Normal Children
Maryam Maleki, Roghayeh Asadi Gandomani, Abbas Nesayan
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bojnourd, Bojnourd, Iran , anesayan@gmail.com
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Introduction: Mother's health is very important for the child's development. If the child has certain conditions, the health of the mother can be affected. The current study aimed at comparing the general health status between the mothers of educable children with intellectual disabilities and mothers of normal children in Birjand city, Iran.
Methods: The present descriptive-comparative study was conducted on all mothers of the educable children with intellectual disabilities as well as the mothers of normal children. The sample population included 76 mothers of children with intellectual disabilities and 100 mothers of normal children. Mothers of children with intellectual disabilities were selected using the purposive sampling method and mothers of normal children were selected by multi-stage cluster sampling method. To collect data, the general health questionnaire was used. Data were analyzed with SPSS version 19.
Results: There was no significant difference in the general health status between mothers of children with intellectual disabilities and mothers of normal children (P < 0.05). Also, in general health components such as physical symptoms, anxiety and insomnia, social dysfunction and depression, there was no significant difference between the groups (P > 0.05).
Conclusions: Mothers of children with intellectual disabilities are not different from the mothers of normal children in terms of the general health status. It is suggested to implement training courses in order to develop adaptation and raise more attention to the general health aspects of mothers of children with intellectual disabilities.
 
Keywords: Health, Mothers, Children, Intellectual Disability
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: health management
Received: 2017/08/6
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Maleki M, Asadi Gandomani R, Nesayan A. Comparison of the General Health Status between Mothers of Educable Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Mothers of Normal Children. JHPM. 2018; 7 (3) :40-45
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