The relationship of social support system and level of anxiety of parents of children with special needs in the lowlands of Cavite, 2014

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Research Project

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Community Medicine


Anxiety, Disabled Children, Social Support


This study utilized the cross-sectional research design. There were 98 parents who have 2-21 year old children with special needs was selected though cluster random sampling. A self-administered questionnaire was adapted from the Parental Stress Scale and the Types of Support Questionnaire. Data was analyzed through frequency, percentage and Chi-square test. There was no sufficient evidence to conclude that there was a relationship between anxiety and social support, emotional support, information support, instrumental support and gender of parents and children.

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