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Journal of The Korean Society of Maternal and Child Health 2006;10(1):69-78.
Published online January 31, 2006.
Depression and Related Factors inMothers of Children with Cerebral Palsy
이지원
부산가톨릭대학교
뇌성마비 아동 어머니의 우울과 관련변인
이지원
부산가톨릭대학교
Abstract
Objectives
This study attempted to investigate the depression and related factors in mothers of children with cerebral palsy.
Methods
The subjects were 76 mothers of children with cerebral palsy under 15 years who attended the rehabilitation department of hospital and local welfare center in Busan. The data were collected through a self-reporting questionnaire from August to September, 2005. The data was analyzed by SPSS 10.0 program using mean, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, stepwise multiple regression.
Results
The results were as follows. The mean score±standard deviation of depression, self efficacy, health status and family function were 21.75±7.06, 61.70±8.67, 2.80±0.64, 67.02±13.01 respectively. The depression had a significant negative correlation with self efficacy (p<0.01), health status (p<0.01), family function (p<0.01). The main factors related with depression in mothers of children with cerebral palsy were self efficacy and health status, which explained 24.4% of the depression.
Conclusions
When we try to develop the nursing intervention strategy for the mothers of children with cerebral palsy, we must consider to evaluate the depression, self efficacy, health status and family function. Especially, we need to develop the nursing intervention to relieve mothers depression and promote self efficacy for caring the children with cerebral palsy
Key Words: depression, self efficacy, health htatus, family function, cerebral palsy


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