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Parental Stress in Families of Children with Disabilities: A Literature Review

  title={Parental Stress in Families of Children with Disabilities: A Literature Review},
  author={Ismail Qemali},
A lot has been written about the stressors in the lives of parents of children with disabilities. Several studies indicate that parents of children with disabilities experience higher levels of stress compared to parents of children without disabilities. Studies have focused on understanding the types, causes and the effects of these stresses, discussing further implications for family intervention. Anyway, little research is done in this area in Albania. This paper examines the existing… 

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  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID
  • 2019
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    Social science & medicine
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Family resources and stress associated with having a mentally retarded child.

  • P. Minnes
  • Psychology
    American journal of mental retardation : AJMR
  • 1988
Results of multiple regression analyses indicated that characteristics of the child and the family's crisis-meeting resources were significant predictors of various forms of stress.

Sense of coherence and parenting stress in mothers and fathers of preschool children with developmental disability

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Comparison of mothers' and fathers' perceptions of the effect of young children with and without disabilities.

  • P. Beckman
  • Psychology, Medicine
    American journal of mental retardation : AJMR
  • 1991
Mothers and fathers were interviewed about the effect of young children, between 18 and 72 months of age, with and without disabilities and stress was negatively associated with informal support for both parents and positively associated with increased caregiving requirements for mothers.