Stressors of parents of children with epilepsy and intellectual disability.

  title={Stressors of parents of children with epilepsy and intellectual disability.},
  author={Janice M. Buelow and Angela M. McNelis and Cheryl P Shore and Joan K. Austin},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={147-54, 176}
Past research suggested that parents of children who have both epilepsy and intellectual disability are at risk for increased stress, but the specific causes of stress have not been studied. Descriptions of the specific stressors are needed before effective interventions can be designed. The purpose of this study was to identify and explore these sources of stress. We invited parents of children with a diagnosis of both epilepsy and mild intellectual disability (i.e., estimated IQ of 55-75) to… CONTINUE READING

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