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Abstract

Empowerment plan formulation with religious approach and studying its effectiveness on the life quality of mothers having mentally retarded children in Yazd

Due to the increasing number of mentally retarded people, and their stressful situation, this research was conducted with the goal of training capabilities through the religious approach on the life quality of mothers having mentally retarded children. The research method of the current research is semi-pilot with pretest-posttest and control group, which 40 mothers were randomly put in two testing and controlling groups (20 people in testing group and 20 people in controlling group). The population of this research was all of the mothers having mentally retarded children who were sponsored by the special education of Yazd city, and they were 300 mothers. The materials were questionnaires about the life quality of families having mentally retarded children. The research analysis of data was conducted by the use of SPSS.13 statistical software. The research results showed that empowerment with religious approach, increases the average life quality of mothers having mentally retarded children compared to the control group in the posttest level. Also, findings showed that the empowerment with religious approach affects the increasing scores of family interaction of mothers having mentally retarded children, means of being a parent, means of emotional health, means of physical health, means of disability-related support, means of cultural-spiritual life, means of leisure time and scores of general knowledge of mothers having mentally retarded children in posttest level of testing groups


Author(s): Azadeh Abouei and Seyedeh Khadijeh Arian

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