Efficacy of Psycho Education on Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability

The stresses that parents of children with intellectual disabilities often face and the resulting effects on family life have been well-documented. In order to assess the beneficial effects of the psycho-educational support programme for parents of children with intellectual disabilities, this research was carried out. The goal of the research was to reduce the burden on the family and improve the well-being of parents of children with intellectual disabilities. To determine the correlation between post-test scores on the general well-being of parents of children with intellectual disabilities, to determine the correlation between post-test scores on the perceived family strain of parents of children with intellectual disabilities. A total of 20 parents of intellectually disabled children were chosen by purposeful sampling and consent was obtained. They were split into control and experimental groups at random. It was pre- and post-study. Using the Family Burden Interview, data was collected Results revealed a statistically significant discrepancy between classes, 2.5 months after intervention, with participants in the programme showing less emotional distress than subjects in the control group. In parents of the study sample, the beneficial directions of behavioural and attitudinal findings were. Thus, a brief psycho-education curriculum and developing constructive thought skills and interpersonal communication skills have contributed to major improvements for parents with children with intellectual disabilities, enhancing well-being and reducing the sense of family stress.

Author (s) Details

Ms. Bhagyashree Kar
Department of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Institute (COE), SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India.

Dr. Jashobanta Mahapatra
Department of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Institute (COE), SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India.

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