Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Effectiveness of Coping Strategy Training For Behavioural Modification among School Going Heart Defect Children after Surgery

Mridula. C. Jobson

Research Scholar; Mother Teresa University Kodaikanal; Lecturer- MMM College of Health Sciences.Chennai; Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. R. Subhashini

Dean and HOD – Department of Counseling Psychology; Madras School of Social Work. Chennai; Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.123/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.123


The Congenital heart disease  -CHD has come to be regarded as a chronic rather than terminal disease owing to dramatic advances in its medico surgical management paving the emerging recognition of behavior problem in children  Thus, it is salient for healthcare providers to help children with CHD increase their resilience by using effective coping strategies. In the process of growing, middle child hood experience stress so called unexplainable emotion reflecting in behavior modification and the improvement outcomes depends upon on how they cope. It is noteworthy that persistent over stress will impair students’ academic achievement, interpersonal and intra personal development. This preliminary study is meant to obtain the effectiveness of coping strategies training among middle school children who have undergone heart defect surgery rejoining school after a break due to hospitalization. The objective is to examine the comparison between coping strategies trained (CST) CHD and coping strategy untrained (CSUT) CHD children. An experimental study involved 20 surgically operated CHD middle school children. The samples selected using simple randomized sampling which was divided into 2 groups ExperimentalGroup1 CST, ControlGroup2: Control group CSUT. A validated Coping Strategies Inventory (CSI) by Davidl. Tobin’s 72-itemQuestionnaire was used to assess coping thoughts and behaviors in response to a specific stressor .Highly significant coping skill was found in group1 who underwent CST .The CST trained children showed a positive approach towards their phase of life after complicated heart surgery.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016