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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2008;32(4):449-455.
Quality of Life and Demands for the Welfare of the Parents with Children in Special School in Goyang City.
Kim, Seong Woo , Shin, Jung Bin , You, Sung , Kim, Hyun Kyung , Lee, Won Suk , Choi, Young Suk , Yoon, Do Sik
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Korea. fbkhk@naver.com
2Department of Rehabilitation Public Health Service, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Korea.
고양시 특수학교 학부모의 삶의 질과 장애인 복지의 요구도 조사
김성우, 신정빈, 유성, 김현경, 이원석, 최영숙1, 윤두식1
국민건강보험공단 일산병원 재활의학과, 1지역사회중심 재활사업팀
Abstract
Objective
To investigate the level of quality of life, life satisfaction, depression and demands of parents with children in special school.
Method
Data were collected through a questionnaire answered by 152 parents whose children were enrolled in four special schools in Goyang City. The quality of life (QOL), life domain satisfaction measure (LDSM), Beck depression inventory (BDI) and the demand for rehabilitation and welfare service were obtained.
Results
The average score of QOL was less than 50 and the mental health component in particular was the lowest of all. The average score of LDSM was 3.9±0.9, and most notably the score regarding economic status resulted to be the lowest. The average score of BDI was 13.4. The general health screening and medical service related needs of the parents with disabled children were most significant, including the need for the expansion of welfare facilities for disabled people.
Conclusion
In order to provide better rehabilitation service to disabled children, a policy which could decrease the physical and mental burden of parents with disabled children should be considered. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2008; 32: 449-455)
Key Words: Disabled children, Parent, Quality of life, Life satisfaction


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