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A Study on Parenting Stress With Disabled Children and the Quality of Life

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2005, 13(3), pp.43-50
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics

최정실 1 이미희 2

1주성대학 작업치료과
2이화여자대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

Objective : This study investigated differences in parenting stress and the quality of life on disabled types and the relationship between parenting stress and quality of life. Methods : 115 children(3 to 7years of age) received occupational therapy intervention in rehabilitation hospitals or welfare centers for disabled persons at Seoul, Kyung-gi province. Their mothers were given Parenting Stress Index(PSI) to assess the parenting stress and the quality of life scales to assess the quality of life. Results : The total PSI scores of psychological disorders were higher than the other groups. A significant difference was found in parenting stress on the disabled types. Psychological and physical disorders group was a negative relationship between parenting stress and quality of life, but mental retardation group was not correlative. Conclusion : The study showed that clinicians must develop appropriative programs and social supports to decrease parenting stress and increase quality of life for their parent.

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