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Impact of Implantation on Anxiety and Depression in Mothers of Children under Cochlear Implant

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Author(s): Sima Noohi | Shokoufeh Radfar | Seyed Abbas Tavallaii | Jaleh Yousefi | Mahdieh Hassan Alifard | Mohammad Ajallouyean

Journal: Journal of Family and Reproductive Health
ISSN 1735-8949

Volume: 4;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 187;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Depression | Anxiety | Cochlear implant | Parents

ABSTRACT
Objective: The aim of our study is to determine the impact of cochlear implantation on anxiety and depression in mothers of children with cochlear implant. Materials and methods: In a Cohort design, 35 mothers of deaf children with cochlear implantion admitted to the clinic of Baqiyatallah hospital during January 2008 - January 2010 were selected through systematic sampling. Information of demography, depression and anxiety are obtained from the parents by checklist and beck questionnaires, respectively. Results: Mean depression and anxiety scores in cochlear implant candidates were more than cochlear implant recipients. The difference was significant in depression and anxiety (P=0.001). Conclusion: It seems that cochlear implant use leads to decrease of depression and anxiety but still high prevalence of these complications than the normal population.  
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