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ERIC Number: EJ1179090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Mothers' Experiences of a Women's Health and Empowerment Program for Mothers of a Child with a Disability
Bourke-Taylor, Helen M.; Jane, Fiona M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n6 p2174-2186 Jun 2018
Substantial research identifies mothers of children with a disability as a vulnerable group with compromised health outcomes and restrictions for their own self-care, social, economic and leisure participation. This study investigated perceptions and experiences of mothers following attendance at health education and empowerment workshops (Healthy Mothers Healthy Families). Mixed methods evaluated mothers' experiences. A pragmatic qualitative approach was applied to data analysis of interviews with mothers (N = 19). Four themes emerged: Changes for me; Changes for my family; Wisdom gained; and Worthwhile workshops. Mothers described feeling validated and empowered in this facilitated group intervention and valued education about women's health, tailored research findings, individualised goal setting, time to learn and share with other mothers, and the workshop environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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