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ERIC Number: EJ846753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
A Qualitative Examination of Mothers' Resolution or Non-Resolution of Their Children's Disability of Down Syndrome or Autism Using a Cognitive Intervention
Orme, Denise M.
Qualitative Report, v10 n3 p561-592 Sep 2005
Research has shown that the inability of some mothers to resolve their emotions when confronted with the birth of a child with a disability of cerebral palsy or epilepsy can put the child at greater risk for disruptions of attachment. This qualitative study examined mothers' emotional state of resolution or non-resolution of their children's disability of Down syndrome or autism, and mothers' perceptions of the use of a cognitive intervention. Grounded theory was used to analyze the interviews and the cognitive intervention. The results showed that in addition to the two major categories of resolution and non-resolution, a third major category called "resolving" emerged from the data. New subcategories were discovered, and parts of the cognitive intervention were helpful. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California