SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.21 issue1Effects of a behavioral intervention in a school setting on hyperactivity and inattentionParents seeking a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder for their child author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Psicologia: teoria e prática

Print version ISSN 1516-3687


SILVA, Juliana M. da  and  ARAUJO, Tereza Cristina C. F. de. Pediatric rehabilitation: social support and stress in cases of cerebral palsy. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.1, pp. 137-153. ISSN 1516-3687.

In pediatric rehabilitation, cerebral palsy constitutes one of the most diagnosed clinical conditions, however, further research is still necessary to improve care quality in the Brazilian context. Therefore, the present study aimed to: characterize, evaluate, and correlate social support and stress in family caregivers; and compare two care modalities (individual and group) of a rehabilitation program. In Study 1, 22 family members received individual and group care. In Study 2, 29 family members received only individual care. The instruments used were Sociodemographic Questionnaire, Social Support Perception Scale, Parental Stress Scale, Question about the Source of Social Support, and Case Reports. Researchers found no differences between the participants in Studies 1 and 2. The analysis of the entire sample revealed low-stress levels. Limited sources of support were observed, with family support being predominant. It was possible to identify a negative correlation between social support and stress.

Keywords : rehabilitation; cerebral palsy; social support; stress; caregivers.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in English | Portuguese     · English ( pdf ) | Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License