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Stress in Caregivers and Children with a Developmental Disorder Who Receive Rehabilitation

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Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan 44033, Korea
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Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul 05505, Korea
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Received: 14 July 2020 / Revised: 1 September 2020 / Accepted: 11 September 2020 / Published: 15 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mindful and Integrative Approaches to Pediatric Mental Health)
This study aimed to evaluate the stress levels of caregivers and children with developmental disorders who were receiving rehabilitation treatment. The relationships between stress levels and factors such as early rehabilitation and home rehabilitation were quantified. Methods: This study was conducted in children with development disorders, aged from 1.5 years to 18 years, who were undergoing rehabilitation. The Korean version of the Child Behavior Checklist (K-CBCL) and the Adult Self-Report (K-ASR) were used to evaluate stress levels in children and caregivers, respectively. Results: Questionnaires were provided to 150 caregivers who agreed to participate. However, only 76 copies of the K-CBCL and 75 copies of the K-ASR were collected. The mean K-CBCL and K-ASR t scores were in the normal range. The K-CBCL score correlated positively with the K-ASR score (p value < 0.5). K-CBCL externalizing problems score correlated positively with the age at the start of rehabilitation, and the K-CBCL and K-ASR externalizing problems scores correlated negatively with home treatment delivered by caregivers. Conclusions: Stress levels of children and caregivers were closely related. Home rehabilitation provided by caregivers reduced stress in both caregivers and children. Early rehabilitation did not impart additional psychological burden on caregivers or children. View Full-Text
Keywords: development disorder; stress level of children and caregivers; home rehabilitation; early rehabilitation development disorder; stress level of children and caregivers; home rehabilitation; early rehabilitation
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Kim, S.H.; Sung, I.Y.; Ko, E.J.; Park, J.; Heo, N. Stress in Caregivers and Children with a Developmental Disorder Who Receive Rehabilitation. Children 2020, 7, 136. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7090136

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Kim SH, Sung IY, Ko EJ, Park J, Heo N. Stress in Caregivers and Children with a Developmental Disorder Who Receive Rehabilitation. Children. 2020; 7(9):136. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7090136

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Kim, Sung H., In Y. Sung, Eun J. Ko, Jieun Park, and Nayoung Heo. 2020. "Stress in Caregivers and Children with a Developmental Disorder Who Receive Rehabilitation" Children 7, no. 9: 136. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children7090136

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