The Study of Family Life Impact and Coping of the Young Children with Developmental Disabilities in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151457
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Presentation
Title:
The Study of Family Life Impact and Coping of the Young Children with Developmental Disabilities in Taiwan
Abstract:
The Study of Family Life Impact and Coping of the Young Children with Developmental Disabilities in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Tang, Chi-Chieh, PhD, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Tajen University of Technology
Title:Assistance Professor
This study was an exploratory attempt to describe the relationship among family life impacts and family coping strategy of the young children with developmental disabilities (DD) by utilizing ?theories of family system and coping? as the basic theoretical framework. A cross-sectional study was employed.  A structured questionnaire purposely given to 735 parents whose children with special needs in Taiwan, the response rate was 56.4% (N=415). The test instruments well developed by validities and reliability. The quantitative data obtained were statistically analyzed by factor analysis, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), Pearson?s correlation, canonical correlation, and stepwise regression. The results showed that: (1) Family life impacts can be classified into four dimensions: Family daily routine impact, Family emotion & problem solving impact, Family interaction & social life impact, and Family self-development & career impact. The most impact factor was Family self-development & career. (2) Family coping strategies can be classified into three dimensions: escaping, cognitive, and action. The most effective coping factor was cognitive strategies. (3) The family life impacts and coping strategies of young children with developmental disabilities was significantly correlated (total explained variance was 25.0%). We evaluated the predictive factors of family coping strategies of young children with were parents? age, family interaction & social life impact, family income, the service of inclusive early intervention, and social welfare supports. The implication of the present study emphasizes that the transdisciplinary early intervention team on young children with DD and their families are needed to provide comprehensive service and alleviate family life impact. Since this study focused on parents of the young children with DD, a longitudinal and siblings study are needed to follow up the family adaptive process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Study of Family Life Impact and Coping of the Young Children with Developmental Disabilities in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151457-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Study of Family Life Impact and Coping of the Young Children with Developmental Disabilities in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tang, Chi-Chieh, PhD, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Tajen University of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistance Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">t1132050@ms33.hinet.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study was an exploratory attempt to describe the relationship among family life impacts and family coping strategy of the young children with developmental disabilities (DD) by utilizing ?theories of family system and coping? as the basic theoretical framework. A cross-sectional study was employed.&nbsp; A structured questionnaire purposely given to 735 parents whose children with special needs in Taiwan, the response rate was 56.4% (N=415). The test instruments well developed by validities and reliability. The quantitative data obtained were statistically analyzed by factor analysis, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), Pearson?s correlation, canonical correlation, and stepwise regression. The results showed that: (1) Family life impacts can be classified into four dimensions: Family daily routine impact, Family emotion &amp; problem solving impact, Family interaction &amp; social life impact, and Family self-development &amp; career impact. The most impact factor was Family self-development &amp; career. (2) Family coping strategies can be classified into three dimensions: escaping, cognitive, and action. The most effective coping factor was cognitive strategies. (3) The family life impacts and coping strategies of young children with developmental disabilities was significantly correlated (total explained variance was 25.0%). We evaluated the predictive factors of family coping strategies of young children with were parents? age, family interaction &amp; social life impact, family income, the service of inclusive early intervention, and social welfare supports. The implication of the present study emphasizes that the transdisciplinary early intervention team on young children with DD and their families are needed to provide comprehensive service and alleviate family life impact. Since this study focused on parents of the young children with DD, a longitudinal and siblings study are needed to follow up the family adaptive process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:02:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:02:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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