Mothers of young adults with intellectual disability: multiple roles, ethnicity and well-being.

@article{Eisenhower2006MothersOY,
  title={Mothers of young adults with intellectual disability: multiple roles, ethnicity and well-being.},
  author={Abbey Severance Eisenhower and Jan Blacher},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 Pt 12},
  pages={905-16}
}
BACKGROUND Two opposing perspectives--role strain and role enhancement--were considered as predictive of women's psychological and physical health. The authors examined the relation between multiple role occupancy (parenting, employment, marriage) and well-being (depression and health) among mothers of young adults with intellectual disability (ID). METHODS Participants were 226 mothers aged 35-70 years old caring for a young adult aged 16-26 years old with moderate to severe/profound ID… CONTINUE READING

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