Well-being of parents of young children with asthma

Res Nurs Health. 2000 Oct;23(5):346-58. doi: 10.1002/1098-240x(200010)23:5<346::aid-nur2>3.0.co;2-w.


The relationships of family demands, caregiving demands, sense of coherence (SOC), and family hardiness (FH) with parents' well-being was evaluated in 76 families (75 mothers and 62 fathers) of young children (infant to 6 years) with asthma. The Resiliency Model of Family Stress, Adjustment and Adaptation (McCubbin, M., & McCubbin, 1993, 1996) was the conceptual framework for the study. The major hypothesis was that SOC and FH, separately and in combination, moderate both family system and caregiving demands on general well-being. With hierarchical regression analysis, SOC and FH explained 56% of the variance in mothers' well-being; family demands, SOC, and FH explained 67% of the variance in fathers' well-being. No moderating relationships were found for SOC or FH. Resiliency factors (SOC and FH) and family demands had direct relationships to the well-being of parents of young children with asthma.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Asthma / psychology
  • Asthma / therapy*
  • Caregivers / psychology*
  • Caregivers / statistics & numerical data
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Family Health*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parents / psychology*
  • Regression Analysis
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States