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Evaluation of health situation and problems of the families having disabled child: quantitative study


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Betül Battaloğlu İnanç, Yasar Topal, Hatice Topal

J Ann Eu Med 2018;6(1):1-4
doi:10.4328/AEMED.116

Abstract
Aim: Having multiple disabled child is stressful for parents because they continue to carry out demanding care procedures in everywhere. In this context, we planned to investigate the health conditions and problems of the families with quantitative method. Matherial and Method: The universe of the study consists of the families of 10 disabled children registered in Counseling and Research Center affiliated with Muğla Provincial Directorate of National Education in Turkey. No sampling was executed in this study, and 10 parents accepting to participate into the study voluntarily were involved. An exploratory, qualitative study was conducted, including individual interviews with parents focus groups. Results: %u2018%u2018Concerns for the child%u2019s well-being%u201D was central for the parents and focussed on the areas of their %u201CDevelopment%u201D. They devoted themselves entirely to their children. Even his illnesses were focused for their children. They are protecting their children, but sometimes they are feeling burnout themselves. They did not think their health, also they did not think even could do something for their health. Discussion: Parents work hard to safeguard the well-being of their disable child first. And of course, they need professionals care sometimes. Becuse, still they do not know, how will live their own lifes.

Keywords : Disability, Parents, Health, Chronic diseases,

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Betül Battaloğlu İnanç, Yasar Topal, Hatice Topal, Evaluation of health situation and problems of the families having disabled child: quantitative study, J Ann Eu Med 2018;6.(1):1-4