Title:

Self-health evaluation and health behaviors among mothers of adult children with disabilities

Author:

Harzowska-Szczygieł, Joanna

Subject:

people with disabilities ; mothers ; self-health evaluation ; health behaviors ; social support

Abstract:

Subject: Self-health evaluation and health behaviors among mothers of adult children with disabilities.Introduction: The birth of a child with disability is associated with impaired family functioning, including significant burden on mother which has an impact on their health.Aim: The aim of the work is to understand the self-health evaluation and health behaviors among mothers of adult children with disabilities.Material and methods: The study involved 75 mothers parenting achild with disability and 66 parenting a healthy child. For data collection used standardized research and author’s questionnaire.Results: Self-health evaluation of mothers from the study group was significantly different in subscales: energy, pain, emotional reactions, social alienation, movement limitations, except for sleep disorders comparing to a group of mothers nurturing healthy children. Mother nurturing children with disabilities varied significantly in a way of health behavior when comparing to mothers from comparison group (except for health behavior associated with safety).Conclusions: Mothers of adult children with disabilities demonstrate worse self-health evaluation and less positive health behaviors comparing to mothers of healthy children.Keywords: people with disabilities, mothers, self-health evaluation, health behaviors, social support

Place of publishing:

Kraków

Level of degree:

2 - studia doktoranckie

Degree discipline:

zdrowie publiczne

Degree grantor:

Uniwersytet Jagielloński. Collegium Medicum. Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu.

Promoter:

Maria Kózka

Date:

2017

Date issued:

2016

Type:

Praca doktorska

Format:

application/pdf

Call number:

ZB-126651

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Language:

pol

Access rights:

nieograniczony

Location of original object:

Biblioteka Medyczna Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego- Collegium Medicum

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