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Pages: 244-255
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain

A COMPARISON OF TWO TYPES OF SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS OF MENTALLY ILL CHILDREN

K. Scharer1, E. Colon2, L. Moneyham3, J. Hussey1, A. Tavakoli1, M. Shugart4

1University of South Carolina (UNITED STATES)
2Gardner-Webb University (UNITED STATES)
3University of Alabama, Birmingham (UNITED STATES)
4Emory University (UNITED STATES)
Problem: The purpose of this analysis was to compare social support offered by two telehealth nursing interventions for mothers of children with serious mental illnesses

Methods: A randomized, controlled, quantitative investigation is underway to test two support interventions, using the telephone (TSS) or Internet (WEB). Qualitative description was used to analyze data generated during telehealth interventions.

Findings: The behaviors and attitudes of children were challenging for the mothers to manage. Mothers’ emotional reactions included, fear, frustration, concern and guilt. They sought to be advocates for their children. The nurses provided emotional, informational and appraisal support. TSS mothers were passive recipients while WEB mothers had to choose to participate.

Conclusions: Mothers in both interventions shared similar concerns and sought support related to their child’s problems.


@InProceedings{SCHARER2009ACO,
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title = {A COMPARISON OF TWO TYPES OF SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS OF MENTALLY ILL CHILDREN},
series = {2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2009 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-2953-3},
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K. Scharer, E. Colon, L. Moneyham, J. Hussey, A. Tavakoli, M. Shugart (2009) A COMPARISON OF TWO TYPES OF SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS OF MENTALLY ILL CHILDREN, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 244-255.
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