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Parental Worries of Down Syndrome Children in Iran
Sahel Hemmati, Nasrin Amiri, Asghar Dadkhah.
University of Social welfare and Rehabilitation, Iran.
How children get on with life is one main source of worry - especially if the children have particular difficulties. Down syndrome (DS) is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, and often leads to mental retardation. It affects 1 in every 800 babies born. Down syndrome is a person with recognizable physical characteristics and limited intellectual functioning due to an extra chromosome 21.

In Iranian culture, the family is the most significant element of Iranian culture & society. They relay on family connection for influence, power and security. Iranian society encountered fundamental changes in traditional structure in the last century. Values, attitudes and human development have changed the scenario. The aim of this study is to assess the kind of worries in parents with Down's syndrome children and ranking the importance of worries in Iranian cultures.

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