Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 11 - 2021
Parental Quality of Life (QoL) in Covid-19 Pandemic and its Effect on Children
Swagata Chakrabarty1 and Anjan Bhattacharya2*
1Masters Student, Department of Psychology, The Neotia University, Kolkata, India
2Consultant Developmental Paediatrician and Head, Child Development Centre, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, India
*Corresponding Author: Anjan Bhattacharya, Consultant Developmental Paediatrician and Head, Child Development Centre, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, India.
Received: May 12, 2021; Published: October 13, 2021




Abstract

Introduction: Literature Search showed that COVID-19 Pandemic is significantly and adversely affecting Mental Health Quality of Life (QoL) of parents, which is affecting children. We wanted to conduct a small pilot study to see, how this interrelationship is panning out for parents and children, where children have Special Needs.

Aim: To analyse how Parental Psychological QoL is affecting Children with Special Needs due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

Objective: To conduct a small pilot study measuring Psychological QoL of Parents having Children with Special Needs, due to COVID-19 Pandemic and how that QoL is affecting their Children.

Materials and Methods: 6 parents are interviewed over telephonic conversation. (1) WHOQOL-BREIF (WHO quality of life, brief scale) is administered and responses were recorded along with (2) perceived stress scale (Google forms format).

Results: All the parents of special needs children reported significant distress and low quality of life specially in environmental domain at this present pandemic situation and expressed severe concern about the disruption of treatment procedure (from offline to online platform) which might hinder the child’s progress.

Conclusion: As per the report of the pilot study, reviewing and referencing previous researches and literature in this matter the article concluded that the finding are consistent with the previous researches and studies, the present study exploring various aspects where the parents and the special need children are being affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

Keywords: Covid; Quality of Life; QoL; Mental Health; Psychology; Parents; Children; Special Needs

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Citation: Swagata Chakrabarty and Anjan Bhattacharya. “Parental Quality of Life (QoL) in Covid-19 Pandemic and its Effect on Children”. EC Paediatrics 10.11 (2021): 01-06.

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