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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1673-1680

Impact of training the components of emotional intelligence to mothers on the life quality of 2–6-year-old children with congenital heart disease


1 Student research Committee, Shiraz University of medical science, Shiraz, Iran
2 Instructor, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3 phd student, Instructor, student research committee, Shiraz University of medical science, Shiraz, Iran
4 Department of Paramedical, Paramedical school, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
5 Professor of pediatric cardiology, cardiovascular and neonatology research center, Namazi hospital, Shiraz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Z Montaseri
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_580_17

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Introduction: According to research, congenital heart diseases reduce the quality of life of children. Child's diseases can cause many challenges for family, especially for mother. The family environment can be the first place for teaching emotional intelligence. Management of emotions and reduced pressure of life can increase the life quality of people. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of training emotional intelligence components to the mothers on life quality of 2–6-year-old children with congenital heart disease. Materials and Methods: In this interventional study, 80 mothers of 2–6-year-old children with congenital heart disorders referred to hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in the year 2015–2016 were randomly divided into two intervention and control groups. The resulting data were analyzed using SPSS 16 software and using Pearson's correlation test, the relationship between emotional intelligence of mothers and life quality of children with heart disorders was investigated. In all statistical tests, P<0.05 was considered as significance level. Results: The results showed that training the components of emotional intelligence to mothers of 2–6-year-old children quality of life with heart diseases is effective(P<0.001). In addition, training components of emotional intelligence have a positive effect on emotional intelligence score of mothers, and their emotional intelligence score increases after educational intervention(P<0.001). Conclusion: Emotional intelligence training of mothers can be effective as a solution to improve the quality of life of children with congenital heart disease.


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