Research Article | Volume: 7, Issue: 12, December, 2017

A Comparative Study of Psychiatric Disorders among Mothers of Children with Chronic Diseases and Mothers of Healthy Children

Zohreh Eskandari Shahraki Mohammad Efffatpanah Serajaddin Gray Mitra Radfar Mehdi Rezaei Hamidreza Hekmat Shokofeh Radfar   

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Published:  Dec 30, 2017

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2017.71216
Abstract

The current study was conducted to compare the psychiatric disorders in mothers of children with a chronic disease with mothers of healthy children. The study was observational-analytical case-control study. The study population included mothers of chronically ill children who were hospitalized in internal wards of the Tehran Children Medical Center and mothers of normal children who referred to the Dental Clinic of this center. For sampling, convenience sampling method was used and127 mothers were selected (65 mothers of healthy children and 62 mothers of ill children). The instrument used was SCL-90-R and demographic questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multivariate analysis of variance. The results showed that mothers of children with chronic disease had a significant difference in all components of psychiatric disorders (P<0.05) with mothers of healthy children. 55.2% percent of mothers of ill children had morbid psychiatric versus 34.5% of mothers in the control group.


Keyword:     Psychiatric disorders quality of life chronic diseases of children.


Citation:

Shahraki ZE, Efffatpanah M, Gray S, Radfar M, Radfar S. A Comparative Study of Psychiatric Disorders among Mothers of Children with Chronic Diseases and Mothers of Healthy Children. J App Pharm Sci, 2017; 7 (12): 116-120.

Copyright: © The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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