Evaluating the Attitude of Iranian Parents Towards Their Educable Mentally Retarded Children
Mental retardation incorporate diminished growth in different physical, psychological and social fields that could produce numerous problems for parents taking care of the children. The aim of this research is the determination of Iranian parents' attitude towards their educable mentally retarded children. This research is a cross- sectional study. In this study, 199 parents of educable mentally retarded child in Tehran, Iran were selected. Stratified sampling method was used to select welfare centers, and convenience sampling method was used for parents' selection. The data have been gathered through tool and then analysed. Findings showed that the most important factor in determining parental attitudes about the acceptance of mentally retarded children, are included; parents’ emotional and psychological disorders due to having mentally retarded children (4.86 ± 0.12). Parents’ malfunctioning marital relations due to having mentally retarded children (4.62 ± 0.24),and their need for taking education on how to raise and nurture mentally retarded children (4.32 ± 0.22).In order to for improving the attitudes of parents of mentally retarded child to accept their child, psychological promotion, improve marital relationships and provide training for them should be taken.
Attitude, Family, Mentally Retarded, Parents
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