Document Type : Research Paper



purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of stress reduction
program training based onmindfulness on stress levels of mothers with
intellectually disabled children. Research method was quasi-experimental design
with pretest-posttest and control group. The statistical population of this
study was all the mothers of intellectually disabled preschool children of
ShohadaSchool in the city of Marlikin year 2012-2013.Among these mothers, 24
mothers whose stress scores were one standard deviation above the mean were
selected using simple random sampling and they were assigned randomly into
experimental (12) and control (12) groups. The experimental group received 8
sessions of stress reduction program training based on mindfulness. To collect
data,the 52-item Frederick Stress Resources Questionnaire (QRS-F) was used.
Data were analyzed by ANCOVA statistical method. The results showed that the
research hypothesis has been approved and the mothers in the experimental group
had significantly lower stress than the mothers in the control group in
posttest. It can be concluded that stress reduction program training based on
mindfulness has a significant impact on reducing stress in mothers with
intellectually disabled children.


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