Stress in mothers and fathers of children with obstetrical brachial plexus injuries

Louise Anne McLean, David Hubert Harvey, Keith Mutimer

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Abstract

The stress load of 26 pairs of parents of children with obstetrical brachial plexus injuries (OBPI) was examined. Parents completed self-reports of condition-related stress, global stress, and psychological distress as well as medical and demographic questions. No significant differences were found between mean scores for mothers and fathers. Strong correlations were found between all study variables for mothers. Only global stress was related to psychological distress for fathers. Differences in the pattern of inter-relationships between maternal and paternal disability-related stress, global stress, and psychological distress should be taken into account when developing interventions to support families of children with OBPI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105 - 118
Number of pages14
JournalChildrens Health Care
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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McLean, Louise Anne ; Harvey, David Hubert ; Mutimer, Keith. / Stress in mothers and fathers of children with obstetrical brachial plexus injuries. In: Childrens Health Care. 2015 ; Vol. 44, No. 2. pp. 105 - 118.
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Stress in mothers and fathers of children with obstetrical brachial plexus injuries. / McLean, Louise Anne; Harvey, David Hubert; Mutimer, Keith.

In: Childrens Health Care, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2015, p. 105 - 118.

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