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THE MEANING OF PRIMARY CAREGIVER FOR MENTALLY RETARDED CHILD: MOTHER PRESPECTIVES
*Adi Sugia Akari, Retty Ratnawati and Retno Lestari
Background: Children with mental retardation will have development problems of their mind, so that they experiencing disability in their intellectual and social function. As many as 73.4% of the parents who have kids with mentally retarded have experienced stress in taking caring of their kids compared to parents who have normal kids. The objective: The aim of this study was explored the meaning of mother's experience as primary caregiver in taking care of kids with mental retardation. Methods: Mythology of this research used qualitative design with interpretive phenomenology and involved six participants of mothers who have children with mental retardation and they were attended at school in SLB Dharma Asih Kraksaan Probolinggo East Java. The data collected by using in-depth interview with semi-structured questions by using recorder. Results: The findings of this study obtained two themes that describe the mother's experience as the main caregiver for children with mental retardation and they feeling tired and they want to make their children to be autonomous for their life. Conclusion: Mothers who taking care of the children with mental retardation will feels tired and try to make their children to be autonomous for their life.[Full Text Article] [Download Certificate]