Effectiveness of a stress-relief initiative for primary caregivers of adolescents with intellectual disability

Jung Hu, Jin Ding Lin, Chia Feng Yen, Ching Hui Loh, Shang Wei Hsu, Lan Ping Lin, Sheng Ru Wu

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摘要

Background This study provides a perspective on the mental health status and analyses the effectiveness of a stress-relief program for primary caregivers of adolescents with intellectual disability (ID). Method Seventy-seven primary caregivers of people with ID were recruited (intervention group, n = 31; non-intervention group, n = 46) to the study, which involved participation in one stress management workshop (intervention group only) and both groups reading an education booklet on stress management. Results We found that 22.1% of caregivers in the study were at high risk of depressive stress and in need of mental health consultation; this prevalence was nearly six times that of the general population. The effectiveness of mental health initiatives resulted in a significant reduction in depressive stress for the intervention group. ConclusionsThe study highlights that a "face-to-face" workshop is an effective way to decrease levels of depressive stress.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)29-35
頁數7
期刊Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
35
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 3月 1 2010
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育
  • 藝術與人文(雜項)
  • 心理學(全部)

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