Physical and mental health of mothers caring for a child with Rett syndrome.

@article{Laurvick2006PhysicalAM,
  title={Physical and mental health of mothers caring for a child with Rett syndrome.},
  author={Crystal L. Laurvick and M E Msall and Sven Silburn and Carol Bower and Nicholas de Klerk and Helen Paige Leonard},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 4},
  pages={e1152-64}
}
OBJECTIVES Our goal was to investigate the physical and mental health of mothers who care for a child with Rett syndrome. METHODS We assessed maternal physical and mental health by using the SF-12 version 1 physical component summary and mental component summary scores as the outcome measures of interest. Mothers (n = 135) of children with Rett syndrome completed the SF-12 measure as part of the Australian Rett Syndrome Study in 2002. The analysis investigated linear relationships between… CONTINUE READING
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