The Effectiveness of Problem-Solving Education on Perceived Stress of Mothers with Children with Special Learning Disabilities
2 ; 1 ; in Month : May (2020) Article No : snnsj-v2-1006
Sara Gholipour Balef and Atefeh Ferdosipour
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of problem-solving education on perceived stress of mothers with children with specific learning disabilities in Tehran in 2019.
Methods: The method of this study was quasi-experimental with pretest-posttest design with control group. The statistical population of the study was all mothers with children with specific learning disabilities in Tehran. Using convenience sampling method, 40 mothers (20 for each group) were selected from mothers of children with special learning disabilities in Tehran and were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. The experimental group received 7 60-minute sessions of problem-solving training and the control group remained on the waiting list. Data were collected using Cohen's Perceived Stress Questionnaire (1983).
Results: Data analysis was done by SPSS 20 software in two parts: descriptive and inferential (covariance analysis). The results showed that the mean of experimental group decreased in perceived stress of mothers with children with specific learning disabilities compared to control group.
Conclusions: It can be said that problem solving training has been effective on the perceived stress of mothers of children with specific learning disabilities, so the results represent new horizons in clinical interventions and can be used as an effective intervention method.
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