Fordyce happiness program and performance in the mothers of children with cleft lip and palate referring healthcare team in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in 2015

Dr zeinab hemati--- PhD Candidate, Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran,
Msc Samira Abasi--- Department of Psychiatry Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran,
Dr Parastoo Oujian--- PhD Candidate of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.,
Msc davood kiani--- MSc of Nursing, Hajar hospital, Psychiatric ward, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran.

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Abstract

Background:

Giving birth to a child with cleft lip and palate, as a crisis, can jeopardize the physical and mental health of parents, especially mothers, and affect their function.Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the effect of happiness program on performance in the mothers of children with cleft lip and palate.

Methods: In this semi experimental study, 64 mothers of children with cleft lip and palate referring healthcare team in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, were enrolled by simple random sampling, and the patients’ referring and assigned to two groups of control and intervention. Then, the program of happiness training was implemented within 10 sessions of two hours each and performance Questionnaire were filled out prior to and two months after the last session. The data were analyzed by descriptive and analytical statistics consisting of paired t test, independent t test, chi-square and Mann-Whitney in SPSS 20.

Findings: Mean age of the mothers in intervention and control groups was 33.3±6.3 and 33.5±5.8 years, respectively, and Mean age of the children in intervention and control groups was 6.34±3.37 and 5.03±3.36 years. No significant differences in demographic variables between the two groups (P > 0.05). No significant differences in mean score of performance domains in the two groups before training (P > 0.05). However after 2 months a significant difference in mean score of performance domains was observed between two groups (P < 0.05). Furthermore in intervention group showed significant differences in mean score of performance domains before and after intervention (P < 0.05). However in the control group had not any significant change.   

Conclusion: Given the effect of happiness program in promoting mothers performance for children with cleft lip and palate, this program can be used in healthcare centers to empower mothers and enhance performance in taking care of children.


Keywords


Fordyce happiness program, performance, mothers, children with cleft lip and palate

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22037/ijcn.v11i4.13770

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