Hearing loss is one of the most common sensory disorders. The consequences of hearing loss and its effect on the mothers of these children on the one hand and the emphasis of previous research on the effectiveness of educational interventions along with the lack of comparative studies on the other hand prompted us to do this research. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of parenting education and life skills training for the mental health of mothers with hearing-impaired children in the Covid-19 crisis and quarantine virtually.
This study was a randomized clinical trial. The research sample consisting of 46 mothers who have child with hearing loss were divided into two groups: a positive parenting training group and a group that was trained in a life skills program. The workshops of both groups were accomplished online due to the limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Data collection tools were three questionnaires of parenting, life skills, and general health that were completed in both pre-test and post-test stages. For data analysis, SPSS software version 26 was used.
The results indicate that parenting education in mothers with children with hearing impairment has significantly reduced anxiety and depression.
This research showed that parenting education has increased the quality of life of mothers with children with hearing impairment and the positive effects of this education are confirmed.