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Quality of Life Among Parents of Intellectually Impaired Children with Reference to Gender and Locality

Neelu Jangid , Dr. Chiragbhai M. Darji

DIP: 18.02.020/20240901

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0901020

Received: February 26, 2024; Revision Received: February 29, 2024; Accepted: March 02, 2024


The challenges and unease experienced by children with disabilities can place a significant load on their family members, particularly their parents, who serve as their primary caretakers over an extended period of time (Ellis, Upton & Thompson, 2000). According to Evans, Dingus, and Haselkorn (1993), parents’ quality of life (QOL) may be impacted by having children with impairments. The main objective of this study is to know and compare the scores of Quality of life among parents of intellectually impaired children with regard to their gender and residing areas. The researcher employed a quantitative descriptive research approach to achieve the study’s aims. The researcher selected a sample of 70 parents out of which 36 were female parents and 32 were male parents of intellectually disabled children. The sample was collected from special schools of Anand district of Gujarat state. World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) was used to measure the parent’s quality of life. Further, results revealed that fathers of ID children have a better quality of life as compared to mothers of ID children. The significant difference was also reported for the parent’s locality. Parents who have children with intellectual disabilities have challenges in caring for their children, including social, economic, and financial issues. Rural parents bear a significant burden due to the absence of support and resources from both the government and non-governmental organizations.

The author(s) appreciates all those who participated in the study and helped to facilitate the research process.

The author(s) declared no conflict of interest.

This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Neelu Jangid @ neelu_kishu@yahoo.co.in

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.020/20240901

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0901020

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Volume 09, Issue 1, January – March, 2024

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