Differences On Psychosocial Outcomes Between Male And Female Caregivers Of Children With Life-limiting Illnesses

Title

Differences On Psychosocial Outcomes Between Male And Female Caregivers Of Children With Life-limiting Illnesses

Creator

Schneider M; Steele R; Cadell S; Hemsworth D

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Nursing

Date

2011

Subject

Parent-child Relations; Adaptation Psychological; Adult; Aged; Caregivers/ Psychology; Child; Chronic Disease; Cost Of Illness; Fathers/ Psychology; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Mothers/ Psychology; Palliative Care/ Psychology; Sex Factors; Stress Psychological/psychology; Young Adult

Description

This secondary analysis of data examined the psychosocial outcomes of meaning in caregiving, self-esteem, optimism, burden, depression, spirituality, and posttraumatic growth in 273 parents caring for children with life-limiting illnesses to (a) determine if there were gender differences and (b) identify gender-specific correlations among these outcomes. Findings suggest that significant gender differences exist. Women reported higher average scores compared with men for meaning in caregiving, depression, burden, and posttraumatic growth and lower average scores for optimism. Correlations also revealed some significant differences. Health care professionals need to be aware of gender differences and tailor their interventions appropriately.

Rights

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Notes

1532-8449
Schneider, Monica
Steele, Rose
Cadell, Susan
Hemsworth, David
MOP-79526/Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canada
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
United States
J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Jun;26(3):186-99. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2010.01.007. Epub 2010 Feb 25.

Citation

Schneider M; Steele R; Cadell S; Hemsworth D, “Differences On Psychosocial Outcomes Between Male And Female Caregivers Of Children With Life-limiting Illnesses,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11100.

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