Parenting Stress in Fathers of Children with Type 1 Diabetes

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Journal Name
Family & Community Health
Journal Volume
41
Journal Issue
2
Page Count
6
Year Published
2018
Author (Individual)
Limbers
Christine. Teasdale
Ashley.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
HTML
Resource Language
English

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate generic and pediatric parenting stress in an international sample of fathers of children with type 1 diabetes. Two-hundred forty-nine fathers of children ages 2 to 10 years with type 1 diabetes completed the Parenting Stress Index, Pediatric Inventory for Parents, Dads' Active Disease Support Scale (DADS), Self-Care Inventory, and a demographic/disease-related questionnaire online. More frequency of pediatric parenting stress was associated with greater general parenting stress (r = −0.25, P < .001), DADS Involvement (r = 0.18, P < .01). The present findings suggest that paternal involvement in management of the child's T1 can have meaningful implications for disease management outcomes. (Author abstract)

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