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Effectiveness of stress coping skills training on the resiliency of mothers of handicapped children
Dr Afshin Almasi1, Foozieh Hatami, Azam Sharifi 2, Dr Toraj Ahmadijouybari3, Rasoul Kaviannezhad4, Farzad Ebrahimzadeh4
1- Assistant Professor
2- Instructor دانشگاه علوم پزشکی همدان , Sharifi38@yahoo.com
3- Associate Professor
4- Instructor
Abstract:  

Background and Aim: Handicapped child in the family is a source of stress which can affect physical and mental health of the parents, especially mothers. Increase in resiliency increases ability to manage stressors. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of stress coping skills training on the resiliency of mothers with handicapped children.

Material and Methods: This semi experimental study with pre-test, post-test design and control group included 60 mothers with handicapped children who had been referring to the Kermanshah welfare center in 2013. They were selected by using convenient method and then divided randomly into two groups. In this study we used a coping skill training package and Connor and Davidson Resiliency Scale (CD-RISC). SPSS 20 software was used for data analysis. 

Results: The results showed that coping skills training resulted in a significant increase in resiliency level in the mothers with disabled children (P<0/001).

Conclusion: In most of the coping skills training programs, handicapped children were the center of attention and their families that take care of them had been ignored. Therefore, training programs for parents with handicapped children is at the forefront of planning policies.

Keywords: Resiliency, Stress coping skills, Mothers, Handicapped child

Received: Jun 02, 2015      Accepted: Jan 02, 2016

Keywords: Resiliency, Stress coping skills, Mothers, Handicapped child
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/11 | Accepted: 2016/06/11 | Published: 2016/06/11
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Volume 21, Number 2 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2016) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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