Examination of the utility of respite services on stress reduction for parents of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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dc.contributor.author Ruzic, Tamara
dc.contributor.author Wright, Kristi D.
dc.contributor.author Stulberg, Shelley
dc.contributor.author Kaiser, Stephanie
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-03T20:15:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-03T20:15:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/1640
dc.description Poster presented at the 3rd Graduate Students' Research Conference, April 2008. en_US
dc.description.abstract Research suggests that parents of children with mental health disorders have higher incidences of stress, physical illnesses, mental illnesses, and substance use. Of particular salience to the current project are the needs of parents of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More frequent and intense parent-child relational disruptions are observed within families with children with ADHD than families without children with diagnosed disorders. Respite care is one of the community services that may maintain and enhance the functioning of families of children and youth with mental health disorders. The current project was designed to provide parents with indirect respite by offering a structured athletic activity for a group of 10-12 children (ages 7-12) with ADHD twice per week for 13 weeks. Parent/child demographics, levels of parental perceived stress, and child psychopathology were measured at baseline and at completion of program. Individual positive and negative targeted behaviours were recorded during each session. It is anticipated that participation in this program will result in (1) decreased levels of parental perceived stress; (2) decreased levels of child psychopathology; (3) decreased frequency of targeted negative child behaviours; and (4) increased frequency of targeted positive child behaviours. A recreational respite program was designed for a group of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is anticipated that participation in this program will reduce levels of parental stress, as well as decrease levels of child psychopathology. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina, Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.subject ADHD en_US
dc.subject Stress disorders en_US
dc.subject Athletic program en_US
dc.subject Family health en_US
dc.title Examination of the utility of respite services on stress reduction for parents of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_US


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