Child and genetic variables associated with maternal adaptation to fragile X syndrome: a multidimensional analysis.

@article{Bailey2008ChildAG,
  title={Child and genetic variables associated with maternal adaptation to fragile X syndrome: a multidimensional analysis.},
  author={Donald B Bailey and John H Sideris and Jane M. E. Roberts and Deborah D. Hatton},
  journal={American journal of medical genetics. Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={146A 6},
  pages={
          720-9
        }
}
One hundred eight carrier mothers (95 premutation, 13 full mutation) of children with the full mutation fragile X syndrome completed seven scales to assess maternal stress, depressive symptoms, anger, anxiety, quality of life, hope, and optimism. A wide range of responses was found on each measure, with most mothers scoring in the non-clinical range on any individual measure. However, nearly half of the mothers scored in the clinically significant range on at least one measure and 25% on two or… CONTINUE READING

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