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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161509
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Maternal Adaptation to a Child's Epilepsy
Abstract:
Maternal Adaptation to a Child's Epilepsy
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Shore, Cheryl
P.I. Institution Name:IUPUI
Contact Address:SON, 1111 Middle Drive, Room 492, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA
Co-Authors:Joan K. Austin
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with maternal adaptation to a child’s epilepsy. Conceptual Framework: The conceptual framework for this research was based on DeVellis and DeVellis’ (1986) model of adaptation to epilepsy and Austin’s (1996) model of family adaptation to a child’s epilepsy. Maternal adaptation was conceptualized as low negative affect, high confidence in seizure condition management ability, and maintenance of family leisure activities. It was hypothesized that maternal perceptions of the seizure condition would mediate the relationship of child and maternal characteristics on maternal adaptation. Subjects: The sample consisted of 156 mother-child dyads. The children were 9 – 14 years of age and had been diagnosed with epilepsy at least 6 months prior to data collection. Method: Data were collected in structured telephone interviews conducted by trained research assistants. Descriptive statistics, correlations, and multiple regressions were used to analyze data. Results: Mediation was not supported by the analysis. Maternal learned helplessness was associated with all indicators of maternal adaptation. Child behavior problems, maternal satisfaction with family, and child seizure severity were also associated with maternal adaptation. Conclusions: Although child seizure severity played a role in maternal adaptation to the condition, maternal characteristics and perceptions were also associated with the outcomes. Appreciating the multiple factors influencing maternal adaptation to child chronic epilepsy needs to be considered when planning nursing assessments and interventions. AN: MN030216
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.titleMaternal Adaptation to a Child's Epilepsyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161509-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Maternal Adaptation to a Child's Epilepsy</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shore, Cheryl</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">IUPUI</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 1111 Middle Drive, Room 492, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Joan K. Austin</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with maternal adaptation to a child&rsquo;s epilepsy. Conceptual Framework: The conceptual framework for this research was based on DeVellis and DeVellis&rsquo; (1986) model of adaptation to epilepsy and Austin&rsquo;s (1996) model of family adaptation to a child&rsquo;s epilepsy. Maternal adaptation was conceptualized as low negative affect, high confidence in seizure condition management ability, and maintenance of family leisure activities. It was hypothesized that maternal perceptions of the seizure condition would mediate the relationship of child and maternal characteristics on maternal adaptation. Subjects: The sample consisted of 156 mother-child dyads. The children were 9 &ndash; 14 years of age and had been diagnosed with epilepsy at least 6 months prior to data collection. Method: Data were collected in structured telephone interviews conducted by trained research assistants. Descriptive statistics, correlations, and multiple regressions were used to analyze data. Results: Mediation was not supported by the analysis. Maternal learned helplessness was associated with all indicators of maternal adaptation. Child behavior problems, maternal satisfaction with family, and child seizure severity were also associated with maternal adaptation. Conclusions: Although child seizure severity played a role in maternal adaptation to the condition, maternal characteristics and perceptions were also associated with the outcomes. Appreciating the multiple factors influencing maternal adaptation to child chronic epilepsy needs to be considered when planning nursing assessments and interventions. AN: MN030216 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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