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Parenting stress of mothers and fathers of young children with cognitive delays in Vietnam.
J Intellect Disabil Res. 2006 Oct; 50(Pt 10):748-60.JI

Abstract

BACKGROUND

This research examined the effects of child and family variables on stress experienced by mothers and fathers of young children with cognitive delays in Vietnam.

METHODS

The mothers (n = 106) and fathers (n = 93) whose children (age range = 3-6 years) were identified as having cognitive delays participated in the interview survey. The survey consisted of a set of the standardized questionnaires that were translated into Vietnamese and assessed for the content validity in the Vietnamese context.

RESULTS

Mothers experienced more stress than fathers. Path analyses were conducted for mothers and fathers separately. Mothers with female children, those with children of lower intellectual functioning, and those whose husbands had health conditions experienced more stress than the other mothers. Fathers with lower economic status and a smaller social support network were more stressed than the other fathers. Both mothers and fathers were more stressed when they experienced stronger stigma, although the effects were not significant when other variables were considered together in path analyses.

CONCLUSIONS

The findings revealed traditional gender roles. Mothers were more affected by the child's characteristics and the spouse's functioning; they anticipated future problems related to the child's functioning more than fathers did. Fathers were more affected by concerns about the family's connection to the wider world such as economic issues and the social support network. Longitudinal studies of how social support and stigma affect families would be valuable.

Authors+Show Affiliations

New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, New York, USA. jin.y.shin@hofstra.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16961704

Citation

Shin, J, et al. "Parenting Stress of Mothers and Fathers of Young Children With Cognitive Delays in Vietnam." Journal of Intellectual Disability Research : JIDR, vol. 50, no. Pt 10, 2006, pp. 748-60.
Shin J, Nhan NV, Crittenden KS, et al. Parenting stress of mothers and fathers of young children with cognitive delays in Vietnam. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2006;50(Pt 10):748-60.
Shin, J., Nhan, N. V., Crittenden, K. S., Hong, H. T., Flory, M., & Ladinsky, J. (2006). Parenting stress of mothers and fathers of young children with cognitive delays in Vietnam. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research : JIDR, 50(Pt 10), 748-60.
Shin J, et al. Parenting Stress of Mothers and Fathers of Young Children With Cognitive Delays in Vietnam. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2006;50(Pt 10):748-60. PubMed PMID: 16961704.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Parenting stress of mothers and fathers of young children with cognitive delays in Vietnam. AU - Shin,J, AU - Nhan,N V, AU - Crittenden,K S, AU - Hong,H T D, AU - Flory,M, AU - Ladinsky,J, PY - 2006/9/12/pubmed PY - 2007/1/11/medline PY - 2006/9/12/entrez SP - 748 EP - 60 JF - Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR JO - J Intellect Disabil Res VL - 50 IS - Pt 10 N2 - BACKGROUND: This research examined the effects of child and family variables on stress experienced by mothers and fathers of young children with cognitive delays in Vietnam. METHODS: The mothers (n = 106) and fathers (n = 93) whose children (age range = 3-6 years) were identified as having cognitive delays participated in the interview survey. The survey consisted of a set of the standardized questionnaires that were translated into Vietnamese and assessed for the content validity in the Vietnamese context. RESULTS: Mothers experienced more stress than fathers. Path analyses were conducted for mothers and fathers separately. Mothers with female children, those with children of lower intellectual functioning, and those whose husbands had health conditions experienced more stress than the other mothers. Fathers with lower economic status and a smaller social support network were more stressed than the other fathers. Both mothers and fathers were more stressed when they experienced stronger stigma, although the effects were not significant when other variables were considered together in path analyses. CONCLUSIONS: The findings revealed traditional gender roles. Mothers were more affected by the child's characteristics and the spouse's functioning; they anticipated future problems related to the child's functioning more than fathers did. Fathers were more affected by concerns about the family's connection to the wider world such as economic issues and the social support network. Longitudinal studies of how social support and stigma affect families would be valuable. SN - 0964-2633 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16961704/Parenting_stress_of_mothers_and_fathers_of_young_children_with_cognitive_delays_in_Vietnam_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2006.00840.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -