A Study to Assess the Kowledge, Stress Level and Coping Strategies among Mothers of Child with Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM)

  • Ruchika Arora M.Sc. Nursing Student, Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
  • Bindu Shaiju Assistant Professor, Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2574-9160
  • Saba Hashmi Tutor, Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
Keywords: T1DM, Knowledge, Stress, Coping Strategies, CRIS, Child


Introduction: Type 1 diabetes is a complex and demanding condition, which mainly affects children and places a considerate amount of substantial behavioral and psychological burden on young people and stress to their families.

Objectives: The study aimed to assess knowledge of mothers of T1DM child, to assess the stress level of mothers and to assess their coping strategies adopted while caring for their child with type 1 DM.

Methodology: Quantitative (non-experimental) approach with an exploratory survey design was used. The data was collected from 100 mothers of T1DM children at NGO named, Yog Dhyan Foundation, New Delhi. A structured questionnaire and structured rating scale for knowledge and stress assessment respectively and a standardized scale (CRIS) to assess coping strategies of mothers were used for data collection and later data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Result: The findings revealed that 64% of the mothers had inadequate knowledge and 34% of the mothers had adequate knowledge regarding Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Majority of the mothers of T1DM children (79%) had moderate stress , followed by severe stress which was 13% and only 8% mothers had mild stress. It was also found that the majority of the mothers of type 1 diabetes mellitus children (84%) were having above average stress coping ability.

Conclusion: Imparting knowledge to help the parents especially mothers to deal with the problems of the diabetes in children and live a healthy life is pertinent.

How to cite this article:

Arora R, Shaiju B, Hashmi S. A Study to Assess the Kowledge, Stress Level and Coping Strategies among Mothers of Child with Type-1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM). Int J Nurs Midwif Res 2019; 6(4): 28-33.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2455.9318.201929


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