ASSESSMENT OF HEARING IMPAIRED STUDENTS’ PARENTS’ LIFE QUALITY

Mehmet KUMARTAŞLI, Emrah ATAY

Abstract


20 women, who are 35.25±3.62 years old and  have hearing impaired children, joined this study voluntarily that was done to assess life quality of hearing impaired students’ parents. To assess life quality of participants, Life Quality Survey (SF-36) was used. As a result of study, it was found that emotional role, general health and dynamism scores of parents are lower than general scores and, although mental health, physical role and social function scores are higher than emotional role, general health and dynamism scores,they are lower than general scores. In parents’ physical function scores, it was found a result that is close to general scores. It can be said that having a hearing impaired child effects the life quality of parents negatively.

Keywords: Hearing impairment, life quality, parent


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