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09-09-2021 | Original Paper

Profile of Mothers of Children with a Disability Who Seek Support for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Auteurs: Helen M. Bourke-Taylor, Kahli S. Joyce, Sarah Grzegorczyn, Loredana Tirlea

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2022

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Abstract

This paper investigated the characteristics of mothers of children with a disability who registered for a mental health and wellbeing workshop. The questionnaire measured mental health, health-related behaviours, empowerment, family cohesion, wellbeing and child-related variables. Regression analysis identified factors associated with depressive symptoms and positive wellbeing. Fifty-seven percent of participants (N = 171) had depressive symptoms within the clinical range. Higher symptoms were associated with reduced: empowerment (r = − .39, p < .01); positive-wellbeing (r = − .66, p < .05); and healthy activity (r = − .41, p < .001). Low positive wellbeing (β = .55, p < .001) was the strongest predictor of depressive symptoms. Family cohesion (β = .25, p < .001), was the strongest predictor of positive-wellbeing. Future health and wellbeing interventions that support mothers with high care responsibilities should include psycho-education and strategies to address healthy maternal and family-related behaviour changes.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Profile of Mothers of Children with a Disability Who Seek Support for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Auteurs
Helen M. Bourke-Taylor
Kahli S. Joyce
Sarah Grzegorczyn
Loredana Tirlea
Publicatiedatum
09-09-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2022
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05260-w

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