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Aliakbarzadeh Arani Z, Khari Arani M. Evaluation of the self-concept of mothers with educable mentally retarded (EMR) children. JNMS 2016; 3 (1) :23-27
URL: http://jnms.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-176-en.html
Department of Operating Room, Faculty of Paramedical, Qom University of Medical Sciences,Qom, Iran
Abstract:   (2826 Views)

Background and Purpose: Birth of a mentally retarded child is a significant challenge in every family and is associated with the
possibility of parental stress and depression. This study aimed to evaluate the self-concept of mothers with educable mentally retarded (EMR) children.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 40 mothers with EMR children in the only special primary school for these children in Aran & Bidgol city in Isfahan, Iran. Data were collected using self-concept questionnaires. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics and Fisher’s exact test in SPSS V.13.
Results: In this study, total score of the self-concept of mothers was 29.95±7.60, which was relatively desirable. In addition, a significant correlation was observed between the age of children (P=0.02) and family income status (P=0.01) with the scores of maternal selfconcept.
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, higher family income and increased age of EMR children are associated with higher self-concept of mothers. It is recommended that future studies be performed on larger sample sizes in this regard.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Laboratory Science
Received: 2016/03/14 | Accepted: 2016/03/14 | Published: 2016/03/14

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