Parenting stress and mothers of young children with chronic illness: a cross-cultural study

J Pediatr Nurs. 1999 Apr;14(2):130-40. doi: 10.1016/S0882-5963(99)80051-7.


This study examined the sources of parenting stress among mothers from Israel, Japan, Jordan, and the United States who had a young child with a chronic illness. The results indicated mothers from all four countries experienced high levels of child-focused and parent-focused stress that indicated a need for nursing intervention.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Male
  • Mother-Child Relations*
  • Parenting / psychology*
  • Stress, Psychological*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States