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ERIC Number: EJ1109810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Mothers' Reactions to the Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy: Associations with Their Educational Level
Krstic, Tatjana; Batic, Sanja; Mihic, Ljiljana; Milankov, Vesela
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v63 n4 p467-483 2016
The resolution of diagnosis of one's child involves coming to terms with the child's medical condition and accepting it both emotionally and cognitively. This study examined the relation between maternal resolution of the child's diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP) and their educational levels. We also aimed at understanding maternal resolution status with regard to other demographic variables. The sample consisted of mothers with children aged 2-7, being diagnosed with CP. Resolution of diagnosis was assessed using the Reaction to Diagnosis Interview. The obtained results suggested the connection between maternal level of education and their attitude toward the child's diagnosis. Demographic variables were identified as possible protective or risk factors for the resolution process. This article points to the importance of providing adequate psychosocial aid to mothers of children with developmental disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Serbia
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