Psychological Characteristics of Mothers of Children With Cerebral Palsy

  • Senad Mehmedinović ORCID Mail Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation, University of Tuzla, Univerzitetska 1, 75000, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords:
Mothers, Children with the cerebral palsy, Psychological characteristics

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the psychological characteristics of mothers of children with cerebral palsy. The study included a sample of 30 respondents. The sample consisted of mothers of children with cerebral palsy, chronologically aged 25 to 60. The research was conducted at the Centre for Children with Multiple Disabilities “Koraci Nade”. For the purpose of checking the set research aim, Symptom Checklist-SCL-90-R, consisting of a list of 90 particles (problems), was applied, and the task was to assess the respondent's anxiety about each of the aforementioned problems over the past week (e.g., headaches, tension or anxiety, excessive worrying). The survey data were processed using the parametric statistics method. Central tendency measures, dispersion measures were calculated, and a tabular presentation of the results was done. Based on the results of the research, it can be concluded that the mothers of children with cerebral palsy have the most pronounced problems in areas of somatization, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, as well as anxiety.

 

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2020-11-10
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Mehmedinović S. Psychological Characteristics of Mothers of Children With Cerebral Palsy. Acta Med Iran. 58(8):404-407.
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