Facilitating and barring factors to the of mothers of children with cerebral palsy: a qualitative study

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Leila Dehghan 1 , Seyed Ali Hosseini 2 , Mehdi Rassafiani 2 , Asghar Dalvandi 3 , Hamid Dalvand 1 , *

1 Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran

2 Department of Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Nursing, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Dehghan L, Hosseini S A , Rassafiani M , Dalvandi A, Dalvand H. Facilitating and barring factors to the of mothers of children with cerebral palsy: a qualitative study, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 3017 ; 5(4):e81558.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 5 (4); e81558
Published Online: January 12, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 09, 2017
Accepted: October 11, 2017

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Abstract

Introduction: Mothers play an important role in the daily life of their children with cerebral palsy (CP). In this regard, maternal well-being can have a profound effect on the healthiness of their children and also their families. Therefore, this study aimed to explore facilitating and barring factors to the healthiness of mothers of children with CP.

Methods: In this qualitative study which was conducted in Tehran a conventional qualitative content analysis was employed. Data were gathered from 25 individual interviews with 15 mothers of children with CP, 7 Iranian rehabilitation experts, a child with CP, an aunt of a child with CP and a father of a child with CP. The sampling technique used was the purposive sampling. The main sources of data were in-depth semi-structured interviews. Constant comparative analysis was employed for data analysis.

Results: Three categories emerged from the analysis of the data, including: characteristics of mother-child, other influential people on the healthiness; resources and environmental accessibility.

Conclusion: The results showed that key factors for maintaining mothers’ healthiness include: mother-child healthiness status, people having direct contact, resources and environmental accessibility.  These factors are suggested to be taken into consideration in providing health maintenance services.

Keywords

cerebral palsy health mothers qualitative study

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