Psychological Suffering of Families, Children with Mental Retardation at Al- Raja Institute for Mental Retardation in Babylon City
Keywords:Psychological Suffering, Families, Children, Mental Retardation
Objectives: To assess psychological suffering of families of children with mental retardation
Methods: Descriptive study conducted among 60 caregivers, they are using self-reported questionnaire to
gathering data about the phenomena
Results: (50% & 44%) of families had moderate and severe psychological suffering respectively. The grand
mean is (2.15) at moderate level of suffering.
Conclusion: the families have moderate to severe psychological suffering due to caring child with mental
retardation. They are need for psychosocial support.
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