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Seyyed Noori S Z, Kafie S M, Hosseinkhanzadeh A A, Karimi R. A comparison of General Health and Marital Satisfaction in Mothers of Children with Learning Disabilities and Mothers of Normal Children. mejds. 2015; 5 :119-127
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Objective: The present research was conducted with the purpose of comparison of marital satisfaction and general health in mothers of children with learning disabilities and mothers of normal children.

Methods: This research is a causal – comparative study. The statistical population of this research consisted of all mothers of children with learning disabilities in the city of Rasht. Of the population, 50 mothers of children with learning disabilities were selected based on convenience sampling. Also, 50 mothers of normal students who were matched for age and education with mothers in learning disability group, were selected as the control group. To collect the data, General Health Questionnaire-28 questions (Goldberg, 1972) and ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale (Olson, 1977) were used.

Results: The results of analysis of multivariate variance showed that there is a significant difference between the two groups of mothers in all components of general health except for the physical symptoms and all components of marital satisfaction except for contractual answer and personality issues and sexual relations (p<0.001).

Conclusion: The study revealed that the mothers of children with learning disabilities are in a lower level than mothers of normal children in terms of marital satisfaction and some components of general health. In this regard, it is necessary to hold training classes for parents.

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2014/12/8 | Accepted: 2015/01/7

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