Examination of the correlation between depression and hopelessness levels in mothers of children who attend rehabiliatation centers
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This research was conducted to examine correlation between depression and hopelessness levels in mothers of disabled children between ages 7 and 11. 138 mothers of children with disabilities were included in the study. The data of the study were collected with the "Beck Depression Scale", " Beck Hopelessness Scale" and "General Information Form". Data have been analyzed by using Pearson correlation technique. The findings of the research suggested a significant correlation between the depression and hopelessness levels of mothers of disabled children (p<.01). (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.