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ERIC Number: EJ897956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Caregiving Mothers of Children with Impairments: Coping and Support in Russia
Kaplan, Rachel L.
Disability & Society, v25 n6 p715-729 Oct 2010
Parents providing long-term care for their children with impairments face myriad physical and emotional challenges. Researchers have examined coping strategies among parent caregivers in various contexts internationally. However, little research has focused on caregiving mothers of children with impairments in developing countries, and even less on mothers in Russia. The purpose of this qualitative study is to investigate the ways in which caregiving mothers cope and their perceptions of services and supports they need and utilize in a small Russian city. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with caregiving mothers (n = 20) concerning postnatal and current treatment, information and services, finances, social support, and future plans. Analysis revealed that planning for the future and navigating limited resources, overcoming structural barriers and cultural obstacles, and maintaining social support were the three most important facets of mothers' abilities to cope with the demands of caregiving. (Contains 2 tables.)
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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: Russia