Mothers’ Stress in Families of Children with Mental Handicap

Lama M. Al-Qaisy


This study aims to determine the intensity of stress experienced by the mothers of children with mental handicap, and identifies the stress of mothers with some variables as: age and sex of children and age of mothers, among a sample of 235 Mothers of children with mental handicap who were selected in a randomized sample. The results indicate that mothers total stress score is at a severe level. Additionally, the results indicate that mothers’ stress does not differ with sex and age of the mental handicapped children. It also indicates that there is no difference between mothers’ stress with relation to the age of mothers.

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