Parental attitude and adjustment to childhood epilepsy

S. H. Ju, P. F. Chang, Y. J. Chen, C. C. Huang, J. J. Tsai

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

9 引文 (Scopus)

摘要

Parental attitude and adjustment were examined in 20 epileptic children (ages 6.8-16.6 yrs), using semi-structured interview. The results indicated that parental understandings of epilepsy were generally poor and incorrect. Fifteen (75%) of 20 parents had their own interpretations of causality and 19 (95%) had unrealistic hope for early and complete cure. Parents tended to overprotect and overrestrict their children. Sixteen (80%) concealed the illness for fear of social prejudice, therefore the social support systems were generally poorly utilized. As in other chronic diseases, all parents went through feelings of shock, denial, anger, guilt, fear, anxiety and depression. Family relationships were not affected much, however, poor communications were commonly found between parents and children. Thirteen (65%) parents never talked to their children about epilepsy. We concluded that parents of epileptic children showed negative attitudes toward their children and had difficulties in their psychosocial adjustment probably related to social stigmata and misunderstanding of the illness. Therefore, communication between physician and parents in both medical and psychosocial aspects should be encouraged.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)103-109
頁數7
期刊Acta Paediatrica Sinica
31
發行號2
出版狀態已發佈 - 三月 1990
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Social Adjustment
Epilepsy
Parents
Fear
Hope
Communication
Social Stigma
Guilt
Family Relations
Anger
Social Support
Causality
Shock
Emotions
Chronic Disease
Anxiety
Interviews
Depression
Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

引用此文

Ju, S. H., Chang, P. F., Chen, Y. J., Huang, C. C., & Tsai, J. J. (1990). Parental attitude and adjustment to childhood epilepsy. Acta Paediatrica Sinica, 31(2), 103-109.

Parental attitude and adjustment to childhood epilepsy. / Ju, S. H.; Chang, P. F.; Chen, Y. J.; Huang, C. C.; Tsai, J. J.

於: Acta Paediatrica Sinica, 卷 31, 編號 2, 03.1990, p. 103-109.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Ju, SH, Chang, PF, Chen, YJ, Huang, CC & Tsai, JJ 1990, 'Parental attitude and adjustment to childhood epilepsy', Acta Paediatrica Sinica, 卷 31, 編號 2, 頁 103-109.
Ju SH, Chang PF, Chen YJ, Huang CC, Tsai JJ. Parental attitude and adjustment to childhood epilepsy. Acta Paediatrica Sinica. 1990 3月;31(2):103-109.
Ju, S. H. ; Chang, P. F. ; Chen, Y. J. ; Huang, C. C. ; Tsai, J. J. / Parental attitude and adjustment to childhood epilepsy. 於: Acta Paediatrica Sinica. 1990 ; 卷 31, 編號 2. 頁 103-109.
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