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Coping with stress by mothers of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis

Renata Zubrzycka
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.2018.0011
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Pubmed: 29709048
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Adv Respir Med 2018;86(2):86-91.

open access

Vol 86, No 2 (2018)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2018-04-30
Submitted: 2017-12-15
Accepted: 2018-03-27

Abstract

Introduction: Studies of coping with stress of parents of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are relatively rare and their results
are inconsistent. The aim of the work was to determine the strategies of coping with stress of Polish mothers of children and
adolescents with CF.
Material and methods: The research was conducted in the group of 89 Polish mothers of children with CF (0–18) and used the
Brief COPE by Carver in the Polish adaptation by Juczyński and Ogińska-Bulik (2009). The data were compared with the normative
results obtained from Polish adults.
Results: The strategies of coping most often used by mothers of children with CF are as follows: active coping, planning and
acceptance. A comparison of mean results obtained in the research group and mean results of adults in Polish population revealed
that mothers of ill children significantly more often use: active coping, planning, positive reframing, acceptance, religion, seeking
of instrumental support and venting. They less often use sense of humour and take psychoactive substance. Use of problem-
-oriented strategies dominated over use of coping strategies focusing on emotions.
Conclusion: Social support provided to mothers of children with CF should be oriented on strengthening cognitive strategies of
coping with stress.

Abstract

Introduction: Studies of coping with stress of parents of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) are relatively rare and their results
are inconsistent. The aim of the work was to determine the strategies of coping with stress of Polish mothers of children and
adolescents with CF.
Material and methods: The research was conducted in the group of 89 Polish mothers of children with CF (0–18) and used the
Brief COPE by Carver in the Polish adaptation by Juczyński and Ogińska-Bulik (2009). The data were compared with the normative
results obtained from Polish adults.
Results: The strategies of coping most often used by mothers of children with CF are as follows: active coping, planning and
acceptance. A comparison of mean results obtained in the research group and mean results of adults in Polish population revealed
that mothers of ill children significantly more often use: active coping, planning, positive reframing, acceptance, religion, seeking
of instrumental support and venting. They less often use sense of humour and take psychoactive substance. Use of problem-
-oriented strategies dominated over use of coping strategies focusing on emotions.
Conclusion: Social support provided to mothers of children with CF should be oriented on strengthening cognitive strategies of
coping with stress.

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Keywords

cystic fibrosis, coping with stress, mothers, children, adolescents

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Title

Coping with stress by mothers of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 86, No 2 (2018)

Pages

86-91

Published online

2018-04-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.2018.0011

Pubmed

29709048

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2018;86(2):86-91.

Keywords

cystic fibrosis
coping with stress
mothers
children
adolescents

Authors

Renata Zubrzycka

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