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The Effects of Caring for Young Children with Developmental Disabilities on Mothers’ Health and Healthcare Use: Analysis of Primary Care Data in the Born in Bradford Cohort

We explored the association between caregiving for preschool children with developmental disabilities and maternal health and healthcare use using linked primary care and Born in Bradford birth cohort data. Adjusting for prenatal health, healthcare use and socioeconomic status, mothers who were caregivers were more likely than other mothers to have symptoms of psychological distress (odds ratio 1.24; 95% CI 1.01, 1.53), exhaustion (1.42; 1.12, 1.80) and possibly head and musculoskeletal pain (1.18; 0.97, 1.43).

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 16:22

Understanding Barriers to Initial Treatment Engagement among Underserved Families Seeking Mental Health Services

This mixed method study examined factors associated with parents not attending their child's mental health treatment after initially seeking help for their 2-5 year old child. It was part of a larger study comparing two evidence-based treatments among low-income racial/ethnic minority families seeking child mental health services. Of 123 parents who initiated mental health treatment (71% African American or multi-racial; 97.6% low-income), 36 (29.3%) never attended their child's first treatment session.

Mon, 01/16/2023 - 12:02

Initial Challenges of Caregiving During COVID-19: Caregiver Burden, Mental Health, and the Parent-Child Relationship

Research confirms that the mental health burdens following community-wide disasters are extensive, with pervasive impacts noted in individuals and families. It is clear that child disaster outcomes are worst among children of highly distressed caregivers, or those caregivers who experience their own negative mental health outcomes from the disaster. The current study used path analysis to examine concurrent patterns of parents' (n = 420) experience from a national sample during the early months of the U.S. COVID-19 pandemic.

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:21

A longitudinal examination of dyadic distress patterns following a skills intervention for carers of adolescents with anorexia nervosa

Family interventions in anorexia nervosa (AN) have been developed to ameliorate maladaptive patterns of patient-carer interaction that can play a role in illness maintenance. The primary aim of this study is to examine the inter-relationship between baseline and post-treatment distress in dyads of carers and patients with AN to examine the interdependence between carers and patients. The secondary aim is to examine whether a carer skills intervention [Experienced Carer Helping Others (ECHO)] impacts on this inter-relationship.

Fri, 01/06/2023 - 17:01

Measuring hemophilia caregiver burden: validation of the Hemophilia Caregiver Impact measure

Aims: The purpose of this article is to describe the psychometric development of the Hemophilia Caregiver Impact measure.

Methods: Qualitative interviews (n = 22) and a cross-sectional web-based study (n = 458) were implemented with caregivers of people with hemophilia. Classical test theory and item response theory analyses were implemented to evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the measure.

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 18:49

The Applicability of the "Revised Burden Measure" in Pediatric Settings: Measuring Parents' Caregiving Burdens and Uplifts

In pediatric settings, a valid and reliable assessment of negative and positive dimensions of caregiving can inform intervention processes and improve parent–child adaptation outcomes. While caregiving is a normative component of parenting, the experience can be quantitatively and/or qualitatively different for parents of children with a chronic health condition. The aim of this study was to systematically examine the psychometric properties of the "Revised Burden Measure" in a sample of parents of children with and without chronic health conditions.

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 16:11

Relationship Satisfaction and Dyadic Coping in Couples with a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dyadic coping strategies may play a pivotal role in relationship satisfaction and explain why some couples adapt positively to the challenges associated with raising a child with ASD and others do not. Survey data from 127 caregivers of a child with ASD were used in generalized estimating equation analyses to investigate the factors associated with relationship satisfaction, including socio-demographics, parenting stress and dyadic coping.

Thu, 01/05/2023 - 16:09

The treatment-related experiences of parents, children and young people with regular prescribed medication

Background: Taking regular medication has been shown to have an impact on the daily lives of patients and their families. Objective: To explore the medication-related experiences of patients and their families when a child or young person is prescribed regular medication. Setting A specialist U.K. paediatric hospital. Method: Semi-structured face-to-face interviews of 24 parents/carers, children or young people, who had been taking two or more medications for 6 weeks or longer.

Thu, 12/29/2022 - 15:10

Elopement Patterns and Caregiver Strategies

The Interactive Autism Network (IAN) administered a survey to caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on their interventions for elopement behavior (EB). Data from 526 respondents were analyzed. Most families reported multiple interventions for EB and rated interventions overall as effective but burdensome. Several interventions such as fencing and window locks had favorable effectiveness/burden profiles. Tracking devices were used infrequently and rated as having low effectiveness.

Thu, 12/29/2022 - 11:18

Quality of life of the family of children with asthma is not related to asthma severity

The quality of life for the family is an important outcome of childhood asthma. The aim of the study was to describe the quality of life in families who have a child with asthma. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory Family Impact Module was completed by the parents of 527 children with asthma. The median overall score was 75.0 (interquartile range 63.9, 87.5).

Wed, 12/21/2022 - 10:01

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