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RMJ. 2020; 45(4): 867-870


Mental health functioning of co-dependence and gender as predictor among parents of intellectually disabled children

Hoorulain Ehsan, Ivan Suneel.

Abstract
Objective: To investigate the relationship between co-dependency and mental health functioning with relation to gender of parents with intellectually disabled children.
Methodology: In this correlational study, 41 parents were recruited from an institute that provided education to intellectually disabled children. Mental health functioning was measured through the Depression-Stress-Anxiety Scale-21 (DASS-21), while the co-dependency was measured through the Spann-Fischer co-dependency scale. The data were analysed using SPSS version 23. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and ANCOVA were used to determine if there was a strong correlation between co-dependency and mental health functioning.
Results: Mean age of 41 parent was 35.987.19 years and mean age of children was 8.22.51 years. Co-dependency scores ranged from 39 to 85 (Σ =60.6610.27); the 16 items pertaining to co-dependency had a Cronbach alpha value of 0.636. The subscales of depression, stress and anxiety had 7 items each with Cronbach alphas of 0.603, 0.358 and 0.344, respectively.
Conclusion: There was significant positive correlation between co-dependency and the three aspects of mental health functioning. Gender was found to not be a valid predictor of mental health functioning when the scores of co-dependency were controlled for.

Key words: : Co-dependency, mental health functioning, intellectually disabled children.


 
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Ehsan H, Suneel I. Mental health functioning of co-dependence and gender as predictor among parents of intellectually disabled children. RMJ. (2020), [cited December 18, 2020]; 45(4): 867-870.



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Ehsan, H. & Suneel, . I. (2020) Mental health functioning of co-dependence and gender as predictor among parents of intellectually disabled children. RMJ, 45 (4), 867-870.



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Ehsan, Hoorulain, and Ivan Suneel. 2020. Mental health functioning of co-dependence and gender as predictor among parents of intellectually disabled children. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 867-870.



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Ehsan, Hoorulain, and Ivan Suneel. "Mental health functioning of co-dependence and gender as predictor among parents of intellectually disabled children." Rawal Medical Journal 45 (2020), 867-870.



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Ehsan, H. & Suneel, . I. (2020) Mental health functioning of co-dependence and gender as predictor among parents of intellectually disabled children. Rawal Medical Journal, 45 (4), 867-870.








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