003984 Trivedi K;Bohra P (Home Science Dep, Faculty of Science, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan) : Quality of life of children with mental retardation. Asian J Home Sci 2008, 3(1), 97-100.
Family is the first and lasting environment to which a child is exposed to and in turn it is his presence which impacts the family. Like all children the quality of life of children with mental retardation (MR) is affected by how effectively the family takes care of its children. Each family has a unique climate, characteristic strengths and weaknesses and different ways of meeting stress situations. The level of family efficacy of MR children was assessed in the study with the aim of exploring the quality of life of MR children residing in the city of Jodhpur. Standardized scale on Family Efficacy by Peshawaria (2000) was used on either parents of 30 MR children. The obtained results are presented in tabular and graphical format and are discussed in the light of reviewed literature and personal observations.
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