Factors associated with stress in mothers of children with autism

Factors associated with stress in mothers of children with autism

Autor Duarte, C. S. Google Scholar
Bordin, I. A. Google Scholar
Yazigi, L. Google Scholar
Mooney, J. Google Scholar
Instituição Columbia Univ
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo The objective of this case-control study was to investigate the determinants of maternal stress in mothers of children with autism. Mothers of 31 children with autism from mental health clinics were matched by child age/gender and mother age to 31 mothers of children without mental health problems, drawn from public schools and a primary care unit. Logistic regression models showed that the presence of stress in mothers was primarily associated with having a child with autism. However, poor expression of affect, little interest in people, being an older mother, and having a younger child also contributed to increased stress levels. Although having a child with autism was the main factor responsible for stress, the presence of the other factors further increased maternal stress. the implication is that a subgroup of mothers of children with autism is more prone to experience stress, thus requiring special attention from mental health professionals.
Palavra-chave autism
maternal
personality
pervasive developmental disorders
stress
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2005-10-01
Publicado em Autism. London: Sage Publications Ltd, v. 9, n. 4, p. 416-427, 2005.
ISSN 1362-3613 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Sage Publications Ltd
Extensão 416-427
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362361305056081
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000232556400006
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28506

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