International Journal of Research in Nursing

The Effect of Therapeutic Group Therapy to Mother’s Knowledge about Cognitive and Psychosocial of Preschool-age Children

Shinta Dewi Kasih Bratha, Meri Neherta and Dewi Eka Putri

DOI : 10.3844/ijrnsp.2018.10.15

International Journal of Research in Nursing

Volume 9, 2018

Pages 10-15

Abstract

A non-optimal growth might affect the mental development of children. Mental development disorder’s children around the world were classified as high. To prevent that situation it was required a consant stimulation from the mother. Providing stimulation was supported by mother's knowledge about children growth and development so that stimulation could be given according to the growth stage. Therapeutic group therapy was one of the altematives that provide knowledge to the mother in doing a developmental stimulation according to the children's age. The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of therapeutic group therapy on rnother’s knowledge in providing a cognitive and psychosocial developmental stimulation of preschool-age children. This research used "Quasi-experiment pre-post test control group” with therapeutic Group Therapy intervention of preschool-age children (3-4 years). The result of this research obtained that the cognitive aspect of mother's knowledge was 0,070 (p value>0,05) which implied that there was no difference between intervention and control group. Whereas in the psychosocial aspect it was found that knowledge of mother was 0,460 (p value> 0,05) which meant that there was no difference between intervention and control group. With the providing of this therapy, it was expected to improve the development of preschoolers. especially on the cognitive and psychosocial aspects.

Copyright

© 2018 Shinta Dewi Kasih Bratha, Meri Neherta and Dewi Eka Putri. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.