Volume 19, Issue 1 (Mar-Apr 2011)                   JSSU 2011, 19(1): 104-113 | Back to browse issues page

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Alagheband M, Aghayousefi A, Kamali M, Dehestani M, Haghiroalsadat F, Nazari T et al . Effect of Coping-Therapy on Mental Health of Mothers with Genetic and Non Genetic Mentally Retarded Children. JSSU. 2011; 19 (1) :104-113
URL: http://jssu.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-1457-en.html
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Introdution: Presence of mentally retarded children as a source of pressure can jeopardize the general health of parents, especially mothers. The range of effect depends on the recognitive evaluation and the individual. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of coping-therapy on mental health of mothers with genetically and non genetically mentally retarded children referring to Yazd clinical center. Methods: This study was semi experimental and included 40 mothers with mentally retarded children studying in schools supported by the welfare organization of Yazd in 2009- 2010 and were selected by available sampling method. They were divided to two groups case and control. Before any therapy, all of the mothers answered a general health questionnaire(GHQ28). In the next step, coping-therapy was performed on the case group. In the end, all of the mothers answered the same questionnaire(GHQ28) and data were analyzed by covariance method and t test. Results: The research indicated that coping-therapy has a positive effect on the mental health of mothers with genetically mentally retarded children. This effect is similar on mothers of children with non genetically mental retarded children. Coping-therapy decreases the somatic signs of depression in mothers and improves their sleeping and social efficacy. There was no association of age and educational level of mothers with coping-therapy. Conclusion: Coping-therapy can improve the mental health of mothers of both genetically and non genetically mentally retarded children
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2011/04/12

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