oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Psychopathological consequences of maternal distress following an incidence of illness in the offspring

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The aim of the research was to study the psychopathological effects of chronic and acute illnesses of children on their mothers, in a controlled study. Seventy five mothers of children aged 15 years and below participated in the study. Their ages ranged from 15 years to 52 years. They were equally distributed among three groups viz acute, chronic and the controlled group. There was a statistically significant difference between the study groups in the expression of psychopathology. It was therefore concluded that the expression of psychopathology in mothers depends on the nature of illness their offsprings are suffering from.

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