Coping using positive reinterpretation in parents of children with cerebral palsy.
Summary of "Coping using positive reinterpretation in parents of children with cerebral palsy."
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.
University of Westminster, UK.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of health psychology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20656770
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105310369993
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