Evidence-Based Recommendations for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Best Practice Approach

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Title:
Evidence-Based Recommendations for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Best Practice Approach
Author:
Earnhart, Chelsey L.
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this best practice thesis was to develop best practice recommendations for decreasing stress for parents of children with developmental disabilities (DDs). Current research has reported that caring for a child with a DD can be physically and mentally exhausting due to the demands of caring for the child around the clock. Due to the often complex healthcare needs of children with DDs, parents are placed at an increased risk for high levels of stress, which can negatively affect overall health and well-being. Parents of children with DDs have the greatest ability to influence the health and well-being of their child. Thus, increased parental stress that leads to poor parental health and well-being, can negatively affect the health and well-being of the child. Additionally, stress among parents of children with DDs is highly associated with child behavior problems. By proposing evidence based recommendations for improved knowledge of child behaviors/behavior problems associated with DDs parents would have the necessary information about children with DDs to empower them to better anticipate child behavior problems and better determine effective strategies for overcoming those problems, ultimately leading to decreased parental stress and improved overall well-being for both the parent(s) and child.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.N.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Douthit, Joanne L.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleEvidence-Based Recommendations for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Best Practice Approachen_US
dc.creatorEarnhart, Chelsey L.en
dc.contributor.authorEarnhart, Chelsey L.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this best practice thesis was to develop best practice recommendations for decreasing stress for parents of children with developmental disabilities (DDs). Current research has reported that caring for a child with a DD can be physically and mentally exhausting due to the demands of caring for the child around the clock. Due to the often complex healthcare needs of children with DDs, parents are placed at an increased risk for high levels of stress, which can negatively affect overall health and well-being. Parents of children with DDs have the greatest ability to influence the health and well-being of their child. Thus, increased parental stress that leads to poor parental health and well-being, can negatively affect the health and well-being of the child. Additionally, stress among parents of children with DDs is highly associated with child behavior problems. By proposing evidence based recommendations for improved knowledge of child behaviors/behavior problems associated with DDs parents would have the necessary information about children with DDs to empower them to better anticipate child behavior problems and better determine effective strategies for overcoming those problems, ultimately leading to decreased parental stress and improved overall well-being for both the parent(s) and child.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.N.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorDouthit, Joanne L.en
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