Coping using positive reinterpretation in parents of children with cerebral palsy

Cheshire, A., Barlow, J.A. and Powell, L.A. 2010. Coping using positive reinterpretation in parents of children with cerebral palsy. Journal of Health Psychology. 15 (6), pp. 801-810.

TitleCoping using positive reinterpretation in parents of children with cerebral palsy
AuthorsCheshire, A., Barlow, J.A. and Powell, L.A.
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.

JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Journal citation15 (6), pp. 801-810
ISSN1359-1053
YearSep 2010
PublisherSage
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/1359105310369993
Publication dates
PublishedSep 2010

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