Association of depression in mothers of disabled children with the child's participation in integrated education


Ceylan R., Aral N.

PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, vol.105, no.2, pp.649-653, 2007 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 105 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pms.105.2.649-653
  • Journal Name: PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.649-653
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

To measure depression in mothers of 5 to 7-yr.-old children with disabilities and to find out whether mothers' depression varied by sex of the child, 126 mothers from Ankara participated; 59 were mothers of children with disabilities who participated in integrated education and attended preschool classes in public schools and, as a comparison group, 67 were mothers of children with disabilities of similar age and characteristics who did not participate in integrated education while attending public and private schools. In the study, the Beck Depression Scale and General Information Forms were used. Depression in mothers of children with disabilities who did not participate in integrated education was higher than in mothers of children with disabilities who participated in integrated education.