SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE AND MENTAL HEALTH OF MOTHERS HAVING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Mothers are the primary caregivers for children with disabilities in the Indian context are prone to various mental health problems. Socio-demographic variables also impact their mental health. This paper focusing on the mental health of mothers having children with disabilities and its relation to socio-demographic variables. The objectives are to study the mental health among mothers of children with disability and the relationship between demographic variables and mental health in mothers of children with disability. This is cross sectional descriptive study done on 50 mothers of children with disability who are receiving services from NIEPMD were selected randomly. A Socio-demographic sheet and mental health scale (MHQ) developed by Dr. Kamlesh Sharma and Dr. B.R.A. was used to collect data. The results indicate that mental health ranged from very good to very poor. There were no significant relation with mental health of mothers other than socioeconomic status.