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Year : 2018 | Month : July | Volume : 12 | Issue : 7 | Page : LC10 - LC13

Stress Management Training among Mothers with Autistic Children Referred to Autism Centres in Tehran

Shima Bastanfar, Faezeh Sahbaei, Mohammad Fesharaki

1. Postgraduate Student, Department of Nursing, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. 2. Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. 3. Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Faezeh Sahbaei,
Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
E-mail: sahbaei.fa@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction: Parental mental health can be strongly influenced by a child with a disability such as autism. This disorder involves a wide range of behaviours and in particular social behaviours.

Aim: To investigate the impact of stress management training on the stress level of mothers with autistic children referring to the selected autism centres of Tehran.

Materials and Methods: The present quasi-experimental study was a clinical trial that included 70 mothers with autistic children who were referred to autism centres in Tehran from October 2016 to September 2017. A random stratified sampling method was used to select the centres. The data collection tool was demographic information questionnaire and Cohenís Perceived Stress Scale (CPSS). The research was conducted in three stages (before intervention, during intervention, and after intervention) and the collected data were analysed using SPSS software, version 16.0.

Results: According to the findings, 51 (72.9%) of the participants before the stress management training had moderate stress and most of them 46 (65.7%) had mild stress management training. Also, paired t-test at p<0.001 showed significant difference between stress before and after stress management training.

Conclusion: Based on the results of the research, stress management education can be considered as an important part of interventions to promote mental health of mothers with autistic children.

Keywords

Autism disorder, Disability, Stress disorder

How to cite this article :

Shima Bastanfar, Faezeh Sahbaei, Mohammad Fesharaki. STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING AMONG MOTHERS WITH AUTISTIC CHILDREN REFERRED TO AUTISM CENTRES IN TEHRAN. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 July [cited: 2018 Jul 16 ]; 12:LC10-LC13. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=July&volume=12&issue=7&page=LC10-LC13&id=11779

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/35237.11779

Date of Submission: Dec 19, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Feb 02, 2018
Date of Acceptance: May 22, 2018
Date of Publishing: Jul 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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