Coping using positive reinterpretation in parents of children with cerebral palsy

Cheshire, Anna and Barlow, Julie A. and Powell, Lesley A. (2010) Coping using positive reinterpretation in parents of children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (6). pp. 801-810. ISSN 1359-1053

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105310369993

Abstract

Use of the coping strategy positive reinterpretation was examined among parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP). Survey data (n = 66) were used to gain a general picture of positive reinterpretation use, which was then explored in greater depth using semistructured interviews (n = 13). Positive reinterpretation was positively correlated with self-efficacy and negatively correlated with depression and stress. Interviews identified two types of positive reinterpretation: focusing on the positive aspects of the situation and finding meaning (in caring for a child with CP). Positive reinterpretation appeared to be an adaptive coping strategy used to deal with emotional stresses experienced by parents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Life Sciences, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2010 14:02
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2010 15:23
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/7367

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