WORLD JOURNAL OF ADVANCE
HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

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Abstract

PERCEIVED SOCIAL SUPPORT AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IN A SELECTED HOSPITAL, KOCHI

*Capt. Anjaly Kurian C., Prof. Anila K. P., Reshma K. Sasi, Sislu Jaine and Vaishnavi H. K.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Congenital heart disease is one of the common congenital anomalies among the children, which affect the growth and development of the child and increasing susceptibility towards failure to thrive. The main objective of the study was to evaluate correlation between perceived social support and quality of life among mothers of children with congenital heart disease. Methods: The present study was a quantitative correlation descriptive design. The study was conducted at Amrita Hospital, Kochi. Total 80 samples were taken using convenience sampling technique. Results: In the present study, 92.5 %, 71.3% and 87.5% of mothers perceived severe support from the family, friends and others respectively to take care of the child with congenital heart disease. While considering the quality of life among mothers of children with CHD by using SF36 questionnaire there was significant differences in energy (p=0.000) and emotional well- being than other domains of quality of life (0.01) at 0.001 and 0.05 level of significance respectively. There is positive correlation between perceived social support and quality of life which is significant at 0.01 level of significance. Conclusion: The present study showed that the mothers manage their problems with the support from family, friends and other significant others and thereby improving the quality of life.

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