Stress, coping, and family functioning in the psychological adjustment of mothers of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.

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Journal Article

Assessed the role of illness parameters, demographic parameters, and hypothesized psychosocial/mediational processes in the psychological adjustment of 68 mothers of children and adolescents (7-17 years of age) with cystic fibrosis. Together the illness and demographic parameters accounted for only 13-15% of the variance in maternal adjustment. However, the hypothesized mediational processes accounted for 35-40% increment in the variance in maternal adjustment. More specifically, maternal adjustment was associated with lower levels of perceived daily stress, less use of palliative coping methods, and family functioning characterized by high levels of supportiveness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, RJ; Gustafson, KE; Hamlett, KW; Spock, A

Published Date

  • October 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 573 - 585

PubMed ID

  • 1432482

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1432482

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-735X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-8693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jpepsy/17.5.573

Language

  • eng