Child functional independence and maternal psychosocial stress as risk factors threatening adaptation in mothers of physically or sensorially handicapped children.

@article{Wallander1990ChildFI,
  title={Child functional independence and maternal psychosocial stress as risk factors threatening adaptation in mothers of physically or sensorially handicapped children.},
  author={Jan Lance Wallander and Leonard Pitt and Claude A Mellins},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={818-24}
}
This study investigated the contribution of child functional independence and maternal psychosocial stress to the adaptation of 119 mothers. Each mother had a child, aged 2-18 years, with a physical or sensory disability. Multiple dimensions of each construct were measured through self-report. Child functional independence did not uniquely explain variation in mothers' adaptation. However, maternal stress was uniquely associated with maternal mental health, but not physical health or social… CONTINUE READING

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