SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.17 issue1PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS EXPOSED TO ARMED CONFLICT IN A RURAL AREA OF COLOMBIAPERCEPTION OF BOGOTA'S CITIZENS ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, DEGREE OF OPTIMISM AND ALLOCATION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE IMPAIRMENT author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Acta Colombiana de Psicología

Print version ISSN 0123-9155

Abstract

REA AMAYA, ALFA CELENE; ACLE TOMASINI, GUADALUPE; AMPUDIA RUEDA, AMADA  and  GARCIA MENDEZ, MIRNA. CHARACTERIZATION OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF MOTHERS CONCERNING THEIR CHILDREN'S DISABILITY AND THE RELATION WITH THE FAMILY DYNAMICS. Act.Colom.Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.17, n.1, pp.91-103. ISSN 0123-9155.

The purpose of this study is to enquire about the knowledge, as well as about the family and community dynamics of mothers of children with disabilities, as a basis to implement intervention programs. Participants were 42 mothers aged between 19 and 49 years (M= 31.14) who attended a Children's Rehabilitation Center belonging to the National Defense Secretariat in Mexico [SEDENA, for its Spanish acronym]. Semi-structured interviews were used to assess the mother's knowledge on the disability of the child and the family and community dynamics. Mothers reported receiving no training on how to treat their children, though they considered the importance of acquiring expertise to understand and treat the child. Mothers who do not have the necessary knowledge about their child's disability are not able to understand or accept the child's condition, leading to a denial of the problem, dissatisfaction, guilt and depression. It was noted in the study that proper preparation of the mother after the birth of her child, in terms of the disability can provide a better interaction and functioning of these families.

Keywords : Disability; knowledge of disability; family dynamics; community dynamics; mothers of children with disabilities.

        · abstract in Spanish | Portuguese     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )