:: Volume 21, Issue 5 (10-2013) ::
Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences 2013, 21(5): 34-43 Back to browse issues page
The survey relationship between social network size and physical health in parents with educable mental retardated children
N Ganjalivand * 1, A Akbari , M Taheri , N Visi
1- , n_ganjeali@yahoo.com
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Abstract Introduction: the aim of this study was measurement of relation the social network and physical health aspect in the parents of mental retarded educatable students in Dezful city. Materials & Methods: In this correlation study, number of 226 parent of mental retarded educatable students from elementary and guidance schools in Dezful city, have selected randomly from society basis on the kokran formula. Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire for determination of social network and survey short form-36 health for determination of physical health have used in this way.for analyzing data Pearson correlation, Regression and variance analyze (ANOVA) have been used. Findings: Pearson correlation Coefficient and Liner Regression analyze suggested that there is a significant between social network and physical health aspect, genral health, physical functioning, role-physical and bodily pain in parents with educable mental retarded students (P<0.05). Discussion & Conclusion: this study shows that there is a positive and significant relation between social network and physical health aspect in the parents of mental retarded educatable student. Thus, social networks should be considered as important factors in developing health promotion programs for parent.
Keywords: Key words: social network, physical health, educable mental retarded, parents.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: psychology
Received: 2011/11/21 | Accepted: 2013/10/22 | Published: 2013/10/22


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