Fordyce Happiness Program and Happiness in Mothers of Children with a Cleft Lip and Palate.

Hemati, Zeinab. and Mosavi Asl, Fatemeh-Sadat. and Abbasi, Samira. and Ghazavi, Zohre. and Kiani, Davood. (2016) Fordyce Happiness Program and Happiness in Mothers of Children with a Cleft Lip and Palate. Iranian journal of otorhinolaryngology, 28 (89). pp. 399-405. ISSN 2251-7251

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION Facial deformities and aesthetic and functional anomalies in children may be a cause of real distress in families. Problems faced by parents in coping with a child's anomaly can be upsetting and lead parents to exhibit over-severe behavior. The present study was conducted in order to study the effect of happiness program on the happiness of the mothers of children with a cleft lip and palate. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this semi-experimental study, 64 mothers of children with a cleft lip and palate enrolled by convenience random sampling were assigned to an intervention or control group based on a simple random sampling. Then, a program of happiness training was implemented consisting of 10 sessions of 2 hours each. A demographic questionnaire and the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire were completed prior to and 2 months after the last session of intervention. The data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics, consisting of a paired t-test, independent t-test and Chi-square test using SPSS version 20. RESULTS The independent t-test indicated a significant difference in mean happiness score after training between the intervention and control groups (P<0.05). Moreover, the paired t-test indicated a significant difference in mean happiness score between before and after training in the intervention group, although the difference was not statistically significant for the control group (P>0.05). CONCLUSION In light of the efficacy of happiness training on the promotion of happiness in the mothers of children with a cleft lip and palate, this model is recommended as a healthcare intervention to decrease stress in mothers following the birth of an infant with a cleft lip and palate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children; Cleft lip and Palate; Fordyce happiness program; Mothers
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 05:41
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2018 08:38
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1336

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