Abstract

Full access scientific oral presentations first published: 22 july 2016 https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12305 citations: 1 maastricht university find full textaboutsectionspdfpdf toolsrequest permissionexport citationadd to favoritestrack citation share give accessshare full text accessshare full text accessplease review our terms and conditions of use and check box below to share full-text version of article.i have read and accept the wiley online library terms and conditions of use.shareable linkuse the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more.copy urlshare a linkshare onemailfacebooktwitterlinkedinreddit psychological coping styles in mothers of children with rare genetic syndromes: associations with mental health d. Adams (conference@dawnadams.co.uk)*, n. Jackson, e. Karakatsani and c. Oliver cerebra centre for neurodevelopmental disorders & university of birmingham, united kingdom aim: to document coping styles used by mothers of children with rare genetic syndromes and explore how these relate to positive and negative maternal mental health. Method: 89 mothers of children with rare genetic syndromes completed questionnaires assessing maternal mental health (hospital anxiety and depression scale, positive and negative affect scale) and maternal coping styles (brief cope). Results: the most frequently reported coping style was problem-focussed coping, and the least frequent was religious/denial. Coping styles were not associated with child age or ability, but were significantly associated with maternal mental health. Higher levels of active avoidance were associated with higher levels of negative affect and increased levels of anxiety and depression. Conversely, higher levels of problem-focussed and positive coping styles were associated with higher levels of positive affect. Conclusions: although this study cannot comment on causation between coping styles and mental health, the identification of a relationship between coping styles and mental health (both positive and negative) highlights a key area for intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages729
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2016
EventWorld Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability - ELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 14 Aug 201619 Aug 2016

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability
Abbreviated titleIASSID
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period14/08/1619/08/16

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Roozen, S., Peters, G-J., Kok, G., Townend, D., Nijhuis, J., Koek, G., & Curfs, L. (2016). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: A problem to solve. 729. Abstract from World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disability, Melbourne, Australia. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12305