THE INFLUENCE OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY TRAINING ON MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY'S MENTAL HEALTH
Cerebral palsy causes many physical and functional limits in children's daily lives, causing them to become reliant on their parents, particularly their mothers. As a result, mothers of these children devote a significant amount of time to raising children. Parents of these children, according to the research, have higher levels of tension, stress, and distress than parents of generally growing children. These mothers' quality of life may be harmed as a result of their stress levels. The purpose of this study was to see how professional competency training, as one of the therapies, affected moms of children with cerebral palsy's mental health. In the present study, 40 mothers of children with cerebral palsy were selected at random to intervention or control groups using a pre-test-post-test design and a control group. The data was collected using questionnaires. The Mann-Whitney test was used to analyse the data. After professional competency training, moms had considerably lower levels of tension, stress, and distress in their post-test scores than in their pre-test scores, according to data analysis. Professional competency training, in combination with other treatments, appears to be a successful intervention for improving the mental health of mothers of children with cerebral palsy and reducing their tension, stress, and distress.
Cerebral Palsy; Mental Health; Mann Whitney; Pre-test; Post-test