Transplantation in children. A longitudinal assessment of mothers' stress, coping, and perceptions of family functioning.

@article{Rodrigue1997TransplantationIC,
  title={Transplantation in children. A longitudinal assessment of mothers' stress, coping, and perceptions of family functioning.},
  author={James R Rodrigue and K A MacNaughton and Raymond G. Hoffmann and John R Graham-Pole and Joel M. Andres and Donald A Novak and Robert S. Fennell},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={478-86}
}
This study examined the parenting stress, coping resources, and family functioning among 27 mothers of children undergoing bone marrow, liver, kidney, and heart transplantation. The mothers completed a comprehensive battery of psychological instruments at the pretransplant stage and at 1- and 6-month posttransplant stages. Increased parenting stress, financial strain, caregiver burden, and family stress were reported following transplantation and persisted for several months. The mothers… CONTINUE READING

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