Social and Psychological Problems of families of Children with Cerebral Palsy: A study applied to the Palestine Future Foundation in the Gaza Strip
Keywords:(social and psychological problems, the sufferers, children, cerebral palsy)
The study aimed to identify the social and psychological problems facing the families of children with cerebral palsy, and the researcher used the social survey methodology by selecting a simple random sample of the families of children with cerebral palsy in the Palestine Future Foundation, and their number was (66) families, and the researcher relied on a questionnaire consisting of (18) questions, and the study concluded that the psychological problems came average with an arithmetic mean (2.29),The study also found that the highest psychological problems are the problem of frustration with an arithmetic average (2.36) represented in "I am no longer assured of the future of my child" and the least psychological problems are the problem of anxiety with an arithmetic average (2.22) represented in "my sleep has become disturbed" followed by social problems with an arithmetic average (2.19) where the highest social problems came the problem of spending leisure time with an arithmetic average (2.34) represented in I find it difficult to accompany my child in public places, then problems outside the family with an arithmetic average (2.12) and then problems within the family with an arithmetic average(2.11)The researcher recommends early professional intervention for the social and psychological problems facing the families of children with cerebral palsy through family therapy, solution-based therapy, and evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy in social work.
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