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jcmh 2019, 6(1): 176-187 Back to browse issues page
Investigating the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Social Support with Mental Health of Mothers with Mentally Retarded Child
Yadollah Ghasemipour , Behnaz RoshanBehnaaz
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Malayer University, Hamedan, Iran
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Background and Purpose: The existence of a mentally retarded child in a family compromises the mental health of the members, however, other variables play a role in explaining the psychological status of the parents of these children. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between mental health and social support and mindfulness of mothers with a mentally retarded child.
Method: A total of 92 mothers with at least one mentally retarded child aged 6 to 14 were selected as the sample. The data were collected through mindful attention awareness scale (Brown and Ryan, 2003), multidimentional scale of percieved social support  (Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet, & Farley,1998), and depression, anxiety and stress scale (Lovibond & Lovibond, 1995). Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation test and multivariate regression.
Results: The results showed that there was a significant negative relationship between the depression, anxiety and stress scores (p< 0.01). But there was no significant relationship between mothers’ mental health and social support. The results also showed that the mindfulness could significantly predict depression (β = 0.50) and anxiety (β = 0.46) of mothers (P <0.001), but maternal stress was not predicted by any of the variables of mindfulness and social support.
Conclusion: The significant relationships between mindfulness and mental health of mothers with mentally retarded children highlights the necessity of psychological interventions based on mindfulness.
Keywords: Minfulness, social support, mental health, mental retardation
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/09/23 | Accepted: 2019/04/14 | Published: 2019/05/25
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Ghasemipour Y, RoshanBehnaaz B. Investigating the Relationship Between Mindfulness and Social Support with Mental Health of Mothers with Mentally Retarded Child. jcmh. 2019; 6 (1) :176-187
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