Sources of stress among adult siblings of Irish people with intellectual disability

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205279
Title:
Sources of stress among adult siblings of Irish people with intellectual disability
Authors:
Egan, Jonathan; Noonan Walsh, Patricia
Affiliation:
Midland Health Board and University College Dublin
Citation:
Irish Journal of Psychology (2001), 22 (1), 28-38
Journal:
Irish Journal of Psychology
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/205279
Item Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Description:
Siblings play an important role in the lives of their brothers and sisters with intellectual disability when they reside in the parental home. Many assume a primary caregiving role following the death of their parents or when parents are no longer able to give care. Sources of stress reported by 39 adult siblings of lrish men and women with intellectual disability were explored. Siblings who were primary caregivers were older and earned less income than their counterparts in a second group who lived in the parental home and who had an especially close bond with their brother or sister with intellectual disability. Perceived social support as well as their brother or sister's independence were significantly related to the stress reported by siblings on the short form of the QRS-F. Neither levels of reported stress nor the presence of a plan for their relative's future distinguished the two groups of siblings.
Keywords:
STRESS; FAMILY SUPPORT
Local subject classification:
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES; SIBLINGS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEgan, Jonathanen
dc.contributor.authorNoonan Walsh, Patriciaen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-27T12:55:32Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-27T12:55:32Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Journal of Psychology (2001), 22 (1), 28-38en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/205279-
dc.descriptionSiblings play an important role in the lives of their brothers and sisters with intellectual disability when they reside in the parental home. Many assume a primary caregiving role following the death of their parents or when parents are no longer able to give care. Sources of stress reported by 39 adult siblings of lrish men and women with intellectual disability were explored. Siblings who were primary caregivers were older and earned less income than their counterparts in a second group who lived in the parental home and who had an especially close bond with their brother or sister with intellectual disability. Perceived social support as well as their brother or sister's independence were significantly related to the stress reported by siblings on the short form of the QRS-F. Neither levels of reported stress nor the presence of a plan for their relative's future distinguished the two groups of siblings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectSTRESSen
dc.subjectFAMILY SUPPORTen
dc.subject.otherINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.subject.otherSIBLINGSen
dc.titleSources of stress among adult siblings of Irish people with intellectual disabilityen
dc.typePreprinten
dc.contributor.departmentMidland Health Board and University College Dublinen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Journal of Psychologyen
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