Indian Journal of Health Social Work
PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AND PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT IN MOTHER OF DIFFERENTLY ABLED CHILDREN: A COMPARATIVE STUDY
Swati Kumari1, Vikas Kumar2 & Manisha Kiran3
Correspondence: Vikas Kumar, e- mail- email@example.com
Background: Having a differently abled child causes a significant risk for parents especially mother’s physical and emotional and psychological well-being, a child with a disability brings multiple challenge for parents such as care, financial burden, how to treat with child condition, how to deal with child problematic behavior, and also social stigma associated with disability. Aim of the study: This study aims to assess the psychological well-being and perceived social support in mother of children with intellectual disability and mother of children with normal control. Methodology: The present study was cross sectional, hospital based and single contact study conducted in the Out Patient Department (OPD) of the Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry &Allied Sciences (RINPAS), Kanke, Total number of 60 respondents (30 mother of children intellectual disability and 30 mother of children with normal child) were taken in the study. Subjects were evaluated using socio demographic datasheet, Psychological well-being scale and social support questionnaire. Results & Conclusion: Current study outcome revealed that mothers of the children with Intellectual disability faced more Anxiety, Depression, low Positive well-being, Self-control, General health, Vitality and social support as compared to mothers of children with normal child.
Key words: Psychological well-being, Social support, Intellectual disability and mother.