Year 2019, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 128 - 134 2019-06-30

An examination of the relationship between alexithymia and somatic complaints of mothers and obsessive-compulsive features of children

Hüseyin Ünübol [1] , Meryem Büşra Yılmazer Kaya [2]

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Objective:

The study aims to determine the relationship of alexithymic features and somatization levels in their mothers to obsessive-compulsive features in children.

Participants:

The sample of our research is composed of 173 mothers and 173 children who are in high school in Osmaniye province. 

Methods:

Sociodemographic data form developed by the researcher, Symptom Check List (SCL-90-R) (Somatisation subscale), Maudsley Obsessive Compulsive Questionaire (MOCQ), and 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) is used as a data collection tool. 

Results:

It was found that there was a strong positive correlation between MOCQ total scores of children with SCL-90's (r = 0,776) Somatization subscale scores and Alexithymia Total scores (r = 0,613) of mothers. Also, all Subscales of MOCQ scores are correlated with TAS-20 subscales and SCL-90 (Somatization subscale) except rumination subscale of MOCQ scales. 

Conclusion:

Mothers who come from ignorant feelings and have somatic complaints affect the relationship with their children significantly. As a result of this relationship, obsessive thoughts increase in children.


Alexithymia, somatic complains, obsessions, mothers
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-4404-6062
Author: Hüseyin Ünübol (Primary Author)
Institution: USKUDAR UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5712-3309
Author: Meryem Büşra Yılmazer Kaya
Institution: USKUDAR UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date: June 30, 2019

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