International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017


A Quasi Experimental Study to Assess the Impact of Psychological Intervention among Parents of Special Children with Anxiety, Depression and Stress in an Indian City

Senthil Kumar [37] | Dr. Sarah Manickaraj


Abstract: Background The present study aims to understand the problems of the parent of special children, especially of Anxiety, Depression and Stress on the parents of special children. Review of literature highlights that not many such researches have been conducted on presenting of a parents of special children and their related problems. In view of the magnitude of problems faced by the Special Childrens Parents community, it is felt that, a study and following intervention is needed. Methods This study is an quasi experimental study which explore the association of Anxiety, Depression and Stress among parents of special children. Fathers ( n=30) and Mothers (n=30) of special children were selected using purposive sampling technique from various places from Chennai city. Correlation Matrix was carried out using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). To determine the mean difference between the sample student t test was used. To find out the reduction in Anxiety, Depression and Stress of Parents of Special Children after the after the psychological intervention Paired t test was used. Results There was a significant 5.1 % reduction of in state anxiety ( p value 3.49), 5 % reduction of trait anxiety (p value 3.08) and 1.8 % reduction of stress ( p value 3.80) between pre and post intervention period fathers of special children. There was a significant 1 % reduction of in state anxiety ( p value 3.21), 0.5 % reduction of trait anxiety (p value 2.90), 1 % reduction in depression ( p value-4.48) and 1 % reduction of stress ( p value 5.21) between pre and post intervention period mothers of special children Conclusion Our study is first of kind which have addressed and assessed the psychological disorders of mother and fathers of special children. Our study had opened up the possibilities of intervention for this section of people who so far have been un noticed in the psychological domain. More studies and intervention addressing the issues of the parents of the special children are the need of the hour.


Keywords: special children, parents, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Psychological Intervention, psychological therapies, Relaxation techniques


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017,


Pages: 517 - 520


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