A comparative study: Stress level in the mothers of children with hearing and visual impairment
Sudeepa Patiyal, Dr. Ashok Parasar, Dr. Deapti Mishra
Objective: The aim of the present study is to assess the Stress level in the mothers of children with hearing and visual impairment. Hearing impairment is the inability of an individual to hear sounds adequately. Visual impairment is a term experts use to describe any kind of vision loss, whether it's someone who cannot see at all or someone who has partial vision loss. Stress experienced by the families is influenced by child specific variables like age, sex and severity of the problem; socio-demographic variables such as social class, family income and domicile; and family coping resources and strategies like acceptance of the child’s diagnosis and perception of stigma associated with the disorder (Beresford, 1994). Methodology: The sample size consisted of mothers of 30 hearing and 30 visually impaired children from Jabalpur. The study was conducted at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The samples were selected by purposive sampling method The tools used for assessing the variables are Sociodemographic, self made consent form and Parental Stress Scale (PSS, Berry & Jones, 1995). Result & Conclusion: Stress in mothers of hearing and visual impaired children. In hearing impaired the percentage of mothers parental stress was high in 83.3% and low in 16.7%. In visual impaired the percentage of parental stress was high in 93.3% and low in 6.7%.