A Comparison of the Quality of Life of Arab Mothers of Children with and without Chronic Disabilities

Fahad Manee, Yasmeen Ateya, Mehdi Rassafiani

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Abstract

Aim. To compare the quality of life (QoL) of Arab mothers in Kuwait who had children with chronic disabilities and those whose children had no disabilities and provide recommendations for how occupational therapists can assist in enhancing the mothers’ QOL. Methods. The case group included 71 mothers of children with chronic disabilities and a control group of 86 mothers of children without disabilities. Mothers’ QoL was assessed using the Arabic WHOQOL-BREF questionnaire and the support systems of mothers of children with disabilities using a support questionnaire. Results. The QoL of mothers of children with disabilities was significantly lower than that of mothers of healthy children (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-271
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jul 2016

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