عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study is determination of effectiveness relationship enhancement training on romantic dependency mothers with Down syndrome child. Method of this study is Semi-Experimental pretest, posttest and follow test with controlgroup. The study population consists all the mothers who have Down Syndrome child in Eslamshahrwhose children were studying in exceptional schools of the city (school year 2012-2013). From Educational Centers for mental retarded children in eslamshahr, All mothers of children with Down syndrome were identified (40 mothers) and were randomly assigned into control and experimental groups. Four mothers were removed due to frequent absences or did not attend to complete the questionnaires. Finally, the sample size reached 16 people For each group that were assessed by romantic relationship scale at pretest, posttest, and follow. Experimental group received Relatiosnship enhancement Program for 10 sessions. To analyze the data, repeated measures design was applied. Results of the analysis showed that relationship enhancement training was effective on romantic dependency mothers with down syndrome child and it improved romantic dependency mothers with down syndrome Also this improvement was maintained at followup. It is suggested that relationship enhancement program can enhance romantic dependency of mothers with down syndrome child to improve relationships with exceptional children.