Stress and Coping Strategies in Taiwanese Mothers of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158691
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Presentation
Title:
Stress and Coping Strategies in Taiwanese Mothers of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome
Abstract:
Stress and Coping Strategies in Taiwanese Mothers of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Lee, Yi-Hui , MSN, RN
Contact Address:1929 Green Road - #607,, Cleveland, OH, 44121, USA
Co-Authors:Ali Salman, MD, RN, MD, PhD Candidate; Marilyn J. Lotas, PhD RN, Associate Professor
Nephrotic syndrome, nephritis and nephrosis together are the 11th most common cause of death in Taiwanese children ages 5-14. Its clinic manifestations including severe edema, the side effects of treatment and repeated hospitalizations create fear and anxiety for these children and families. Few studies have explored the stress experienced by these families or the coping strategies they use. Little guidance is available to nurses in caring for them. Purpose: To explore the perceived stress, coping strategies and the influencing factors among mothers who have children, 18 years old or younger, with a diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome. Design: A comparative, descriptive design was used. Lazarus and Folkman’s Stress model guided this study. Method: A convenience, purposive sample of ninety-eight mothers, identified from a national Taiwanese Medical Center, participated in the study. Two structured questionnaires were developed by the investigator to assess mothers’ perceived stress and coping strategies and were administered via home interviews. Results: Stress came mainly from four sources: 1) fear for the sick child, 2) intrapersonal characteristics of the mother 3) treatment concerns, and 4) interactions with others. The mother’s fear for her sick child accounted for the largest amount of the perceived stress. The level of stress varied based on mothers’ social support, the child’s diagnosis, the duration of the disease, and number of re-hospitalizations. Problem-oriented coping strategy was used more frequent then the emotional-oriented coping strategy. Subjects’ job status, support sources, perceived stress level, and the child’s age influenced the amount and type of coping strategies used. Implications for Nursing: Educational programs, and support groups may assist these mothers in coping with their stress regarding the illness of their children.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStress and Coping Strategies in Taiwanese Mothers of Children with Nephrotic Syndromeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158691-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Stress and Coping Strategies in Taiwanese Mothers of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Yi-Hui , MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1929 Green Road - #607,, Cleveland, OH, 44121, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ali Salman, MD, RN, MD, PhD Candidate; Marilyn J. Lotas, PhD RN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nephrotic syndrome, nephritis and nephrosis together are the 11th most common cause of death in Taiwanese children ages 5-14. Its clinic manifestations including severe edema, the side effects of treatment and repeated hospitalizations create fear and anxiety for these children and families. Few studies have explored the stress experienced by these families or the coping strategies they use. Little guidance is available to nurses in caring for them. Purpose: To explore the perceived stress, coping strategies and the influencing factors among mothers who have children, 18 years old or younger, with a diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome. Design: A comparative, descriptive design was used. Lazarus and Folkman&rsquo;s Stress model guided this study. Method: A convenience, purposive sample of ninety-eight mothers, identified from a national Taiwanese Medical Center, participated in the study. Two structured questionnaires were developed by the investigator to assess mothers&rsquo; perceived stress and coping strategies and were administered via home interviews. Results: Stress came mainly from four sources: 1) fear for the sick child, 2) intrapersonal characteristics of the mother 3) treatment concerns, and 4) interactions with others. The mother&rsquo;s fear for her sick child accounted for the largest amount of the perceived stress. The level of stress varied based on mothers&rsquo; social support, the child&rsquo;s diagnosis, the duration of the disease, and number of re-hospitalizations. Problem-oriented coping strategy was used more frequent then the emotional-oriented coping strategy. Subjects&rsquo; job status, support sources, perceived stress level, and the child&rsquo;s age influenced the amount and type of coping strategies used. Implications for Nursing: Educational programs, and support groups may assist these mothers in coping with their stress regarding the illness of their children. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:18:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:18:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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