The role of parent stress and coping and family functioning in parent and child adjustment to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study found 57% of parents of 35 children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (4 to 14 years of age) to have self-reported poor psychological adjustment. The hypothesized mediational variables of parent appraisal of stress, relative use of palliative coping methods, and level of family conflict accounted for 58% of the variance in general distress, 50% in depressive symptoms, and 31% in anxiety symptoms. In terms of parent-reported child adjustment, 89% of the children were classified by parent report as having a behavior problem pattern. The internalizing profile pattern was most frequent (37%). The parent mediational variables accounted for 26% of the variance in parent-reported internalizing behavior problems and 29% in externalizing behavior problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, RJ; Zeman, JL; Fanurik, D; Sirotkin-Roses, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 11 - 19

PubMed ID

  • 1556205

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4679

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9762

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-4679(199201)48:1<11::aid-jclp2270480103>;2-4


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