Mothers of adults with developmental disability: Change over time

H. B. Miltiades, R. Pruchno

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Abstract

Predictors of formal service utilization, waiting list use, and caregiving burden were assessed over a 4-year time period for 305 mothers of an adult child. Results indicate that caregiving burden at follow-up is predicted by residential status, burden, child behaviors at baseline, and child placement. Formal service use at follow-up is predicted by formal service use, child behaviors, co-residence at baseline, and child placement. Waiting list use at follow-up is predicted by waiting list use, burden, co-residence at baseline, and child placement. Placement outside the mother's home is predicted by co-residence, mother's functional ability, and waiting list use at baseline. Findings suggest that waiting list use and placement are aspects of an evolving process rather than discrete events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)548-561
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Volume106
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Rehabilitation

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