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Investigating Correlation between spiritual health and general health among mothers of mentally impaired children. Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2017; 25 (5)
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1804-en.html
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Introduction & Objective: A mentally retarded child puts burden and responsibility on the family, especially the mother, and disturbs the general health of the mother.This study aimed to determine the correlation between spiritual health and general health among mothers of mentally impaired children in Hamedan.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was a correlation study on 165 mothers with mentally impaired children who were studying at special schools in Hamedan   in the spring of 1996 by using available sampling method.  Data were collected by General Health Questionnaire Spiritual Well Being and demographic Questionnaire that were completed by mothers on the presence of a researcher. SPSS / 23 software was used to analyze the data and descriptive and correlation tests were used.
Results: The results of this study showed that the mean age of mothers was 37.3 ± 6.3. The gender of mentally retarded children was 52.7% male and 47.3% female. 10% of mothers reported health disorders, as well as the spiritual level of the majority of mothers was moderate (63%). There was a significant relationship between spiritual health and general health (p <0/05).
Conclusion: The results of this study showed that there is a revers relationship between spiritual health and health disorders, so that the promotion of spiritual health will promote general health and reduce health disorders, including anxiety among mothers. Given the important role of mothers in their care of their children, the design of educational programs aimed at improving the health of mothers should be a priority.
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2017/10/3 | Accepted: 2017/11/22 | Published: 2018/01/21

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