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aud 2013, 22(2): 33-39 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of general health status in mothers of hearing and hearing-impaired children
Movallali Guita1, Abdollahzadeh Rafi Mahdi 1, Nemati Shahrooz2
1- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Education and Psychology of Exceptional Children, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: The birth of a hearing-impaired child and raising him/her often brings special psychological feelings for parents, especially mothers who spend more time with the child. This study aimed to compare the general health status in mothers of hearing-impaired and hearing children.

Methods: This was a descriptive-analytic study. General Health Questionnaire was used to identify general health status and data were analyzed with independent-t test.

Results: The general health level of mothers of hearing-impaired children was lower than mothers of normal hearing children (p=0.01 ). The average scores of anxiety (p=0.01), depression (p= 0.01) and physical (p=0.02) symptoms and social function (p=0.01) of mothers of hearing-impaired children was higher than mothers of normal hearing ones (p=0.01).

Conclusion: Having a child with hearing impairment affects mothers’ general health status. Our findings show that it’s necessary to provide psychological and social support for mothers of hearing-impaired children.

Keywords: General health, mothers, hearing impaired children
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2012/02/4 | Accepted: 2012/08/14 | Published: 2013/10/28
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