The Relationship between Optimism and Life Expectancy with Family Function among Parents with Disabled Children

  •  Maryam Maadi Esfahan    
  •  Atefeh Rostami    


This study was done aimed to investigate the relationship between optimism and life expectancy with family function among parents with disabled children in the city of Tehran. This research is descriptive by correlation method. Statistical population included all parents with disabled children in Tehran and the research sample consisted of 202 people. Sampling method was chosen based on available. The Spss software version 18 and correlation method and simultaneous multiple regression was used to analyze the data. Tools used include Family Assessment Device (FAD), scale Snyder hope, optimism questionnaire (LOT). The results showed that family performance with hope 0.49 and with optimism 0.48 has a meaningful relationship. In addition, optimism and hope can explain 0.09% of the variance spiritual well-being. It is suggested that to take actions order to help improving the performance of disabled parents.

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