Predictors of maternal depression for families having a child with epilepsy

Pei Fan Mu, Tai-Tong Wong, Kai Ping Chang, Shang Yeong Kwan

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摘要

The purpose of this study was to use a descriptive correlational design to examine the relationship among maternal uncertainty, boundary ambiguity and depression in families having a child with epilepsy. Three hundred and twenty-four mothers from the child epilepsy day-clinics of three teaching hospitals in Taiwan participated in this study. Data collection was performed by well-trained research assistants who helped mothers fill out the well-developed Chinese version of the Parental Perception of Uncertainty Scale, the Boundary Ambiguity scale, and the Beck Depression Inventory. Uncertainty was positively associated with boundary ambiguity and depression. Boundary ambiguity was positively associated with depression. Stepwise regression analysis demonstrated that boundary ambiguity, uncertainty and mother's age are predictors of a mother's depression which account for 21.49% of the total variance of depression. The results provide a scientific knowledge base for nursing interventions that aim to provide clear information about the child's illness and help to establish appropriate patterns of parent-child interaction in terms of maintaining family boundary integrity and mothers' functional adaptability.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)116-126
頁數11
期刊Journal of Nursing Research
9
發行號4
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 1 2001
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Epilepsy
Mothers
Depression
Uncertainty
Knowledge Bases
Taiwan
Teaching Hospitals
Nursing
Regression Analysis
Equipment and Supplies
Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Predictors of maternal depression for families having a child with epilepsy. / Mu, Pei Fan; Wong, Tai-Tong; Chang, Kai Ping; Kwan, Shang Yeong.

於: Journal of Nursing Research, 卷 9, 編號 4, 01.01.2001, p. 116-126.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Mu, Pei Fan ; Wong, Tai-Tong ; Chang, Kai Ping ; Kwan, Shang Yeong. / Predictors of maternal depression for families having a child with epilepsy. 於: Journal of Nursing Research. 2001 ; 卷 9, 編號 4. 頁 116-126.
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