Understanding Family Roles Perception Of The Mothers Who Have Cochlear Implanted Child
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Introduction: The overreaching goal of the present paper is to investigate how the mothers who have cochlear implanted children perceive their family roles, and to see whether some variants affect this perception or not. Materials and Methods: This study includes mothers of 40 children with cochlear implant, whose ages are between 4 and 12 and who attend the auditory-verbal rehabilitation programs. "General Information Form" and "Family Assessment Device (FAD)" have been used as devices for collecting data, and the results have been evaluated statistically. Results: It has been clarified that the variants such as age, education status, number of children, spearing enough time with her child, social insurance of the mothers, have an influence on all the family roles in different terms. Although the difference between averages belonging to sub dimensions of family assessment scale according to age of mothers has proved to be insignificant (p>0.05), the averages of mothers according to education, number of children, spearing enough time with her child and social insurance have been found significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: Parents of the hearing impaired children; experts and trainers and official organizations and institutions should be advised on the subject, and consultancy should be done.