[Family sense of coherence and resilience. A study on families with children with mental and physical disabilities]

Title

[Family sense of coherence and resilience. A study on families with children with mental and physical disabilities]

Creator

Retzlaff R; Hornig S; Muller B; Gitta R; Pietz J

Publisher

Prax Kinderpsychol Kinderpsychiatr

Date

2006

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Questionnaires; Socioeconomic Factors; Family Therapy; Systems Theory; Cost of Illness; Family Characteristics; adolescent; Psychological; PedPal Lit; Adaptation; Disabled Children/psychology; Activities of Daily Living/classification/psychology; English Abstract; Family Relations; Object Attachment; Exceptional/psychology; Mentally Disabled Persons/psychology

Description

Drawing from concepts from family stress theory, resilience theory, Rolland's model of family adaptation to disability, and Antonovsky's salutogenetic model, this study explores the relationship between family sense of coherence and measures of family functioning, levels of stress, severity of the handicaps levels of functional impairment and demographic indicators. Participants were 37 families with children under 18 years with mental retardation and physical-neurological disorders that consulted the Department of Pediatric Neurology. With a discriminant analysis, measures contributing to the separation into subgroups of families with high, medium and low family cohesion were identified. The measures permitted a satisfactory discrimination into groups in this clinical sample. The highest discriminatory power held sociodemographic variables, severity of impairment, as well as levels of family functioning and measures of family coping, which are potentially amenable to therapeutic change. The results indicate that family coherence can be regarded as a global resource contributing to family resilience, and therapeutic implications are being discussed.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

36-52

Issue

1

Volume

55

Citation

Retzlaff R; Hornig S; Muller B; Gitta R; Pietz J, “[Family sense of coherence and resilience. A study on families with children with mental and physical disabilities],” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 16, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13193.

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