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The Effect of Spiritual Skills Training on the State of Hope in Mothers with Intellectual Disabled Children
Maryam Safara * , Minoo Khanbabaee , Mina Khanbabaee
Department of Psychology, Women's Research Institute, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran , m.safara@alzahra.ac.ir
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Introduction: The birth of children with intellectual disability may exert adverse effects on mothers and reduce their state of hope. In the meantime, a spiritual skill training program may promote the adaptation ability in critical situations and improve interpersonal relationships and problem solving skills, which ultimately empower this group of mothers. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of spiritual skills training on the state of hope in mothers with intellectual disabled children. Materials and Methods: This is a pretest- posttest control group experimental research. For the assessment expectancy, Snyder’s hope scale was applied. The data presented here was obtained from 20 mothers having children with intellectual disability. They were selected via a convenience sampling method. 10 mothers in the experimental and 10 mothers in the control group were assigned randomly. The experimental group received the educational interventions through eight sessions (90-120 minute). The post-test was taken after the intervention. Results: Spiritual skill training program significantly improved the state of hope in mothers with intellectual disabled children. Conclusion: Planning a training program for mothers with intellectual disabled children could be used to improve their state of hope.
Keywords: Spirituality, Life Expectancy, Intellectual Disability
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