Saudi Journal for Health Sciences

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 126-

Relationship between quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and their mothers' depression and anxiety


Faizan Zaffar Kashoo1, Mehrunnisha Ahmad2,  
1 Department of Physical Therapy and Health Rehabilitation, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, India
2 Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Faizan Zaffar Kashoo
Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Majmaah, Province Riyadh
India




How to cite this article:
Kashoo FZ, Ahmad M. Relationship between quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and their mothers' depression and anxiety.Saudi J Health Sci 2019;8:126-126


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Kashoo FZ, Ahmad M. Relationship between quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and their mothers' depression and anxiety. Saudi J Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Mar 31 ];8:126-126
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Dear Sir,

I read with interest the study by Soliman et al.[1] published in the January–April 2019 issue of the Saudi Journal of Health Sciences. I would like to congratulate the authors for this successful study and important data related to the current status of depression and anxiety among mothers parenting a child with cerebral palsy (CP).

There are certain methodological concerns related to the data collection and factors which may influence the level of anxiety and depression among mothers parenting a child with CP. First, diurnal variation of mood is the important factor which influences the level of anxiety and depression among individuals.[2] Second, the single session of assessment of depression and anxiety may not give us a valid measure, as there are various factors which may affect the level of anxiety and depression among individuals such as amount and quality of sleep, financial concerns, personal conflicts, and single parenting.[3] These factors were neither controlled nor were in inclusion or exclusion criteria before assessing a mother on anxiety and depression scales.

In view of the above, future researches are recommended to make efforts to control as many factors affecting the psychological status of the individual to increase the internal validity of the research. Furthermore, the assessment related to anxiety and depression must be scheduled on multiple days and on a specific time of the day to know the actual psychological status of the mothers parenting a CP child.

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Nil.

Conflicts of interest

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References

1Soliman RH, Altwairqi RG, Alshamrani NA, Ahmed A, Zahrani A, Mohammed R, et al. Relationship between quality of life of children with cerebral palsy and their mothers depression and anxiety. Saudi J Health Sci 2019;8:1-67.
2Srinivasan V, de Berardis D, Fornaro M, López-Muñoz F, Partonen T, Zakaria R. Melatonin, Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, and Mood Disorders. In: López-Muñoz F, Srinivasan V, de Berardis D, Álamo C, Kato T, editors. Melatonin, Neuroprotective Agents and Antidepressant Therapy. New Delhi: Springer; 2016.
3Headey B, Kelley J, Wearing A. Dimensions of mental health: Life satisfaction, positive affect, anxiety and depression. Soc Indic Res 1993;29:63-82.