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Child behaviour problems and partner mental health as correlates of stress in mothers and fathers of children with autism.

BACKGROUND: Previous research has suggested that the mothers and fathers of children with disabilities experience stress differently. Although there has been a great deal of research exploring how children affect parents, there have been many fewer studies of the interrelationships between mothers’ and fathers’ psychological well-being. METHODS: Eighteen married couples who were the parents of […]

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Wheelchair racing efficiency.

PURPOSE: For individuals with disabilities exercise, such as wheelchair racing, can be an important modality for community reintegration, as well as health promotion. The purpose of this study was to examine selected parameters during racing wheelchair propulsion among a sample of elite wheelchair racers. It was hypothesized that blood lactate accumulation and wheeling economy (i.e. […]

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Disability, social support, and concern for children: depression in mothers with multiple sclerosis.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between disability, concern for children, social support, and depressive symptoms in a group of mothers with multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: An exploratory secondary analysis using correlation and multiple regression techniques. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred one women with MS responded to a survey as part of a cohort participating in […]

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Determinants of exercise in adults with cerebral palsy.

This study examined the impact of environmental factors and caregiver attitudes on exercise participation in adults with cerebral palsy using a social-cognitive model. The sample included 83 adults with cerebral palsy (47.0% males and 53.0% females). Hierarchical regression analysis was conducted with exercise frequency as the dependent variable. Independent variables included personal characteristics of persons […]

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