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Relationship between parental stress and attitude towards cochlear implantation outcomes in children in an Indian context

Saloni Piplani; Mohan Kumar Kalaiah; Usha Shastri

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Purpose: The study was aimed to investigate the relationship between parental stress and attitude of parents towards the outcomes of cochlear implantation in an Indian scenario. Methods: A total of 59 parents of children with cochlear implantation participated in the study. The outcomes of cochlear implant was measured using Parental attitudes of various aspects of cochlear implantation questionnaire and parental stress was measured using parental stress scale. The questionnaires were circulated to participants and data was collected in the form of e-survey. Results: The present study showed that the parental stress level was similar among mothers and fathers. Further, the parental attitude towards communication abilities of children and education were positively correlated with the duration of cochlear implantation. Finally, a significant positive correlation was found between the parental stress and the parental attitude towards communication abilities of children and social skills. Conclusion: The present study showed a positive relationship between parental stress and parental attitude towards the outcomes of cochlear implantation for aspects of communication abilities and social skills.


Parental Stress; Outcome of Cochlear Implant; Parental Attitude; Parental Stress Level; Cochlear Implant


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