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PREVALENCE OF STRESS AMONG PARENTS HAVING HEARING IMPAIRED CHILD IN NORTH INDIA
Rina Kumari*, Sunita Tiwari and Sunil Kumar
Objective: This study evaluates the level of stress of parents having hearing impaired children and to see the association with degree of hearing loss. Methodology: A cross-sectional (comparative) study conducted at King George’s Medical University, U.P., Lucknow. Hearing-impaired children of age between 1 to 10 years of age and their parents included through convenience sampling method. Quantitative data of subjects recorded were hearing impairment detection age, degree of hearing loss, education level of parents, financial status. Qualitative data recorded were parents stress level through Perceived stress scale, a self-report tool with 36 items measuring the stress of the parent-child relationship and defining their psychological sources of stress. Available data analyzed and Quantitative data were expressed as mean (standard deviation) and qualitative as number (percent). A chi-square test was used to comparing the parenting stress score among studied groups. P < 0.05 was considered as statistically significant level. Results: The study result shows that 88.1% of fathers and 75.86% of the mother were having a severe degree of stress. Degree of stress was more in father compared to the stress of mother and their association was highly significant ([Full Text Article] [Download Certificate]