Parenting stress in parents of infants with congenital heart disease and parents of healthy infants: The first year of life

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Level of Evidence:
Cohort Study
Research Approach:
Quantitative Research
Title:
Parenting stress in parents of infants with congenital heart disease and parents of healthy infants: The first year of life
Author(s):
Golfenshtein, Nadya; Hanlon, Alexandra L.; Deatrick, Janet A.; Medoff-Cooper, Barbara
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi
Abstract:

Background: While we know that the parents of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD), the most prevalent group of congenital anomalies, experience increased parenting stress, the stress levels throughout infancy have yet to be studied. Stress experienced by parents beyond the normative stress of parenting can interfere with parenting processes, and bear adverse family outcomes. Aims: To describe and compare parenting stress levels during infancy between parents of infants with complex CHD and parents of healthy infants.  Methods: The Parenting Stress Index-Long Form was distributed to parents of infants with complex CHD and parents of healthy infants (N=129), in a prospective cohort study. T-tests were used to compare stress between groups at three, six, nine, and twelve months of age. Findings: Parents of infants with complex CHD had higher parenting stress than parents of healthy infants on multiple subscales on the Child and Parent Domains, at three months of age. The stress remained higher on the Demandingness subscale throughout infancy. Parents of CHD infants also demonstrated significantly higher stress scores on the Life Stress subscale at 12 months of age. Conclusions: Findings highlight stressful periods related to parenting infants with CHD, which may increase existing psychosocial risk for parents of infants with CHD. Early family intervention may promote parental adaptation to the illness, and help establishing healthy parenting practices. 

Keywords:
parenting stress; Congenital Heart Disease; Infants
CINAHL Headings:
Heart Defects, Congenital; Parents--Psychosocial Factors; Stress, Psychological; Infant; Parenting; Parents
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2017
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2017
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Note:
The Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.evidence.levelCohort Studyen
dc.research.approachQuantitative Researchen
dc.titleParenting stress in parents of infants with congenital heart disease and parents of healthy infants: The first year of lifeen_US
dc.contributor.authorGolfenshtein, Nadyaen
dc.contributor.authorHanlon, Alexandra L.en
dc.contributor.authorDeatrick, Janet A.en
dc.contributor.authorMedoff-Cooper, Barbaraen
dc.contributor.departmentXien
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/622575-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Background:</strong> While we know that the parents of infants with congenital heart disease (CHD), the most prevalent group of congenital anomalies, experience increased parenting stress, the stress levels throughout infancy have yet to be studied. Stress experienced by parents beyond the normative stress of parenting can interfere with parenting processes, and bear adverse family outcomes. <strong>Aims:</strong> To describe and compare parenting stress levels during infancy between parents of infants with complex CHD and parents of healthy infants.  <strong>Methods:</strong> The Parenting Stress Index-Long Form was distributed to parents of infants with complex CHD and parents of healthy infants (N=129), in a prospective cohort study. T-tests were used to compare stress between groups at three, six, nine, and twelve months of age. <strong>Findings: </strong>Parents of infants with complex CHD had higher parenting stress than parents of healthy infants on multiple subscales on the Child and Parent Domains, at three months of age. The stress remained higher on the Demandingness subscale throughout infancy. Parents of CHD infants also demonstrated significantly higher stress scores on the Life Stress subscale at 12 months of age. <strong>Conclusions:</strong> Findings highlight stressful periods related to parenting infants with CHD, which may increase existing psychosocial risk for parents of infants with CHD. Early family intervention may promote parental adaptation to the illness, and help establishing healthy parenting practices. </p>en
dc.subjectparenting stressen
dc.subjectCongenital Heart Diseaseen
dc.subjectInfantsen
dc.subject.cinahlHeart Defects, Congenitalen
dc.subject.cinahlParents--Psychosocial Factorsen
dc.subject.cinahlStress, Psychologicalen
dc.subject.cinahlInfanten
dc.subject.cinahlParentingen
dc.subject.cinahlParentsen
dc.date.available2017-09-12T18:54:53Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-12-
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-12T18:54:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.description.noteThe Sigma Theta Tau International grant application that funded this research, in whole or in part, was completed by the applicant and peer-reviewed prior to the award of the STTI grant. No further peer-review has taken place upon the completion of the STTI grant final report and its appearance in this repository.-
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