Stress Level of Mothers with Children with Special Needs


Ima Sukmawati
Elis Noviati
Yuyun Rahayu


Mothers with children with special needs have a higher stress level than parents with normal children. Mothers usually show psychological symptoms including depression and anxiety which will affect the quality of life of the child. Objective: This study aims to determine the stress level of mothers who have children with special needs at SLB Sindangsari Cikoneng Sindangsari. Methods: The study used a descriptive method with the instrument using a questionnaire. Results: It was found that of the 32 respondents in the moderate stress category, 30 respondents (93.75%) were found. Suggestion: support is needed, especially from the family so that the stress experienced by mothers with children with special needs can be overcome


How to Cite
Ima Sukmawati, Noviati, E. and Rahayu, Y. (2021) “Stress Level of Mothers with Children with Special Needs ”, Science Midwifery, 10(1, October), pp. 114-116. Available at: (Accessed: 16October2021).


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