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Parental attitude and coping behaviors in families of children with epilepsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2968416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study investigated the relationship between parental attitudes toward their children's epilepsy and parental coping patterns. Subjects were 27 parents whose children had epilepsy. Parental attitude was measured using the Fishbein Expectancy-Value Model, while coping was measured using the Coping Health Inventory for Parents. Significant positive correlations were found between parental attitude and the coping pattern of Maintaining Family Integration, Cooperation and Optimistic Definition of the Situation (r = .42, p less than .02). Parental attitude was also positively related to the coping pattern of Maintaining Social Support, Self-esteem and Psychological Stability (r = .32, p less than .05). Results suggest parents with positive attitudes toward their children's epilepsy use more positive coping behaviors than parents with less positive attitudes.
Authors:
J K Austin; N McDermott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0888-0395     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosci Nurs     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-08-04     Completed Date:  1988-08-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603596     Medline TA:  J Neurosci Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis 46223.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological*
Adult
Attitude to Health*
Child
Cooperative Behavior
Epilepsy / nursing,  psychology*
Family
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Parents / psychology*
Psychological Tests
Self Concept
Social Support

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