The Dynamics of the Quality of Life of Mothers Bringing up Children with Cerebral Palsy

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Abstract

In studies of psychological problems of mothers bringing up children with cerebral palsy, the least explored is the problem of the quality of life. The knowledge of the structural and dynamic characteristics of the quality of life may give an answer to a number of methodological and theoretical issues on the change in the quality of life over time, its structural hierarchy and organization, structure sustainability/unsustainability and core elements. The aim of present study was to identify the dynamics of the quality of life of the mother of a child with cerebral palsy. 66 mothers raising a child with cerebral palsy have been surveyed; 48 respondents participated in a repeated measurement. The outcome of the study is the proof that the quality of life is not stable, it depends on the situation and is reproduced in the context of the situation. The dynamics of the quality of life of the mother of a child with cerebral palsy is characterized by difference in indicators of all structural components with the tendency to change positively, constancy of dominant position of physical functioning, structural transformation of the organization, its flexibility, as well as change of the structural core element.

General Information

Keywords: dynamics, structure, quality of life, cerebral palsy

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2019080404

For citation: Pevneva A. The Dynamics of the Quality of Life of Mothers Bringing up Children with Cerebral Palsy [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2019. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 58–73. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2019080404. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Angela Pevneva, PhD in Psychology, Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Professor of the Department of Social and Pedagogical Psychology, Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Grodno, Belarus, Grodno, Belarus, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6304-0649, e-mail: pevneva.angela@rambler.ru

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