A correlative study on parenting burden, chronic sorrow and social support among the parents of children with cerebral palsy attending cerebral palsy clinic at Udupi district, Karnataka

Paul, Fancy K and Sheilini, Melita and Roach, Erna Judith (2014) A correlative study on parenting burden, chronic sorrow and social support among the parents of children with cerebral palsy attending cerebral palsy clinic at Udupi district, Karnataka. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 1 (27). pp. 31-38. ISSN 2319 - 2801

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Abstract

Cerebral palsy child refers to child who has a range of non- progressive syndromes of posture and motor impairment that result from an insult to the developing central nervous system. The present study aimed at assessing the parenting burden, social support and chronic sorrow among the parents of children with cerebral palsy and to find the relationship between parenting burden, social support and chronic sorrow among the participants. Correlative study was conducted among 75 parents of children with cerebral palsy attending cerebral palsy clinic at Udupi district, Karnataka. The result showed that around 65.3% of participants received average social support and 22.7% received good social support. Participants received maximum social support from spouse (93.8%-good support). Majority of the participants 70.7% had high level of parenting burden. Around 37.3% of them had chronic sorrow and likely chronic sorrow. The study also found a significant relationship between parenting burden and chronic sorrow (p=0.011). But there was no significant relationship between social support and parenting burden (p= 0.273), and social support and chronic sorrow (p= 0.633). The study concluded that participants were lacking good social support in all six areas (personal, financial, material, technical, recreational and emotional). Even though all participants had some degree of parenting burden, 25.3% of them had no chronic sorrow. There was significant relationship between parenting burden and chronic sorrow. There was no significant relationship between social support and parenting burden, social support and chronic sorrow. Social support had no influence on chronic sorrow and parenting burden. But parenting burden and chronic sorrow were positively correlated. i.e., when parenting burden increases, chronic sorrow increases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parenting burden; Social support; Chronic sorrow; Parents; Cerebral palsy child.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Child Health
Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 06:33
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 06:33
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141134

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