Coping Strategies of Parents Facing Child Diabetes Mellitus

Coping Strategies of Parents Facing Child Diabetes Mellitus

Coping Strategies of Parents Facing Child Diabetes Mellitus

Coping Strategies of Parents Facing Child Diabetes Mellituss

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Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol. 16, no 6, p. 418-428.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« To address [the] lack of information, the present study aimed to (1) examine whether mothers and fathers differ in their use of coping strategies with dealing with their child IDDM, (2) investigate whether mothers and fathers use symmetrical or complementary coping strategies, and (3) determine whether the child’s sex influences the type of strategies used by mothers and fathers. » (p. 418)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« 30 mothers and 30 fathers » (p. 418)

Instruments :
The Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ) (English and French Version)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« This study identified differences in strategies used by mothers and fathers (N = 60) in coping with their child’s insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WCQ) was administered during a home interview. Results showed that both parents used planful problem solving, exercised positive reappraisal, and sought social support frequently, with mothers using more planful problem-solving strategies than fathers. Within the family, analyses showed that fathers were more likely to use distancing, independent of the child’s sex, whereas mothers were more likely to frequently use all the coping strategies when the child was a girl. The implications of the results for nursing are discussed. » (p. 418)