Parental Stress and Coping Strategies in Mothers of Children with Cochlear Implant

Abstract

Background: Children with hearing problems usually suffer from psychological problems that extend to their families. In Algeria, it is believed that children with cochlear implants is increasing. Objective: The aim of this research is to: 1. Highlight the parenting stress in mothers of children with cochlear implants 2. Identify the coping strategies used to reduce this stress. 3. Effects of years of cochlear implant.4. Effects of mother’s working state. Method: For this purpose, both the parental stress scale (PSS) and the coping strategy scale (CISS-21) have been applied to a sample of 94 mothers of children with cochlear implantation in a number of the states of Algeria. Results:1. The mothers of children with cochlear implants suffer from a high level of parental stress. 2. The mothers of children with cochlear implants resort to multiple coping strategies to deal with parental stress. 3. There are no differences in the level of parental stress among mothers of children who have benefited from cochlear implantation for less than 3 years and mothers of children who have benefited from it for more than 3 years of implantation. 4. There are differences in Parenting stress level in both working mothers of children with cochlear implants and non-working mothers.



Author Information
Houda Kherbache, University of Setif 2, Algeria
Asma Hamoudi, University of Setif 2, Algeria
Lahcene Bouabdellah, University of Setif 2, Algeria
Mohamed Mokdad, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Bouhafs Mebarki, University of Oran 2, Algeria

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Conference: ECP2019
Stream: Mental Health

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