Submitted: 19 Jul 2019
Accepted: 29 Oct 2019
ePublished: 03 Dec 2019
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J Prev Epidemiol. 2019;4(2): e11.
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Resilience of mothers of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and its related underlying factors

Mohammad Reza Karimirad 1 ORCID logo, Naiemeh Seyedfatemi 2 ORCID logo, Saeid Hossein Oghli 3 * ORCID logo, Sajad Noorian 4 ORCID logo, Ehsanolah Amini 5 ORCID logo

1 Department of Nursing, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
2 Nursing Care Research Centre, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Statistics, Faculty of Science, University of Qom, Qom, Iran
5 West Tehran Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Correspondence to: Saeid Hossein Oghli, Email: hosseinoghli.saeid@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction: The complications of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affect the child and the parents.

Objectives: The present study is conducted with the aim of studying the resilience of mothers of children with ADHD.

Patients and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Tehran between the years 2016 to 2017. The sample of the study consists of mothers of children with ADHD. The sample size was 110 mothers. Connor and Davidson’s resiliency scale was used in the present study.

Results: The mean score of resilience of mothers of children with ADHD syndrome was 65.7. The mean resilience score in individuals with high school diploma degree was 63.80 and in individuals with a diploma degree were 72.19. This difference between groups was statistically significant.

Conclusion: Based on the results of the study, the participants had a relatively moderate level of resiliency. Among the demographic variables which were studied, the level of education had a significant relationship with mothers’ resilience and the levels of resilience of those with higher education were higher.

Keywords: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Resilience, Mothers
Citation: Karimirad MR, Seyedfatemi N, Hossein Oghli S, Noorian S, Amini E. Resilience of mothers of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and its related underlying factors. J Prev Epidemiol. 2019;4(2):e11.
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