Psychosocial Adjustment of Poor Mexican Mothers Of Disabled and Nondisabled Children

by Johanna Shapiro, Ph.D. and Kenneth Tittle, M .D.

A comparison of 50 low-income Mexican mothers, 38 of whom had disabled and 22 non-disabled children, found significant differences in the areas of social support, child adjustment, perceived stress , and family functioning. Study findings point up the need for community-based education and support services.

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