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The association between stress and physical health in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities is moderated by children's challenging behaviours

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dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Whiteley, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-19T11:25:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-19T11:25:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4370
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The present study examined the moderating role of social support and challenging behaviour on the stress-physical health relationship in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities. Parents of children with intellectual disabilities (n = 70) reported more physical health problems compared to control parents (n = 45) and were more likely to visit their general practitioner. Furthermore, challenging behaviours, but not social support, moderated this association: parents of children with intellectual disabilities reported poorer physical health when both challenging behaviours and stress were perceived to be high. These findings suggest that interventions need to be directed towards ameliorating the impact of challenging behaviours. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Health Psychology;18 (9), pp. 1220-31
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1359105312464672
dc.subject challenging behaviours en_US
dc.subject intellectual disabilities en_US
dc.subject physical health en_US
dc.subject social support en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.title The association between stress and physical health in parents caring for children with intellectual disabilities is moderated by children's challenging behaviours en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2015-03-10T15:58:49Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1359105312464672
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1445067
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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