Abstract: The investigator conducted a descriptive study on assessment of quality of life and problems faced by the mothers of children with hearing and speech impairment attending selected special schools, West Bengal with the objectives to assess the quality of life of the mothers and to find out the problems faced by them. The conceptual framework adopted for the study was based on Roys adaptation model. Non probability convenient sampling technique was adopted to select 200 respondents. The tools used for the study were Ferrans and Powers quality of life index and a structured rating scale. The study findings revealed that majority of the respondents (54 %) had extremely poor quality of life. Maximum number of respondents (53 %) were facing moderate problem while economical domain found to be the highest problematic area. A significant association was found between educational qualification and quality of life of mother as chi square was 8.28 [2 df (1) = 6.63] at 0.01 level of significance. Further a statistically significant [tdf (198) =3.34] negative correlation (r=-0.611) was found between quality of life and problems faced by mother as t value was 10.83 at 0.001 level of significance. The study has several implications in nursing education, practice, administration and research. The study can be replicated on larger sample and as a comparative study between mothers of physically challenged male and female child.
Keywords: Quality of life, hearing and speech impaired child, problem