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Journal of Korean Academy of Child Health Nursing 2008;14(4):396-404.
Factors Influencing Family Quality of Life among Mothers of Children with ADHD.
Won Oak Oh
Department of Nursing, Dongguk University, Korea. ohwo@dongguk.ac.kr
PURPOSE: This study was conducted to identify the level of quality of family life, parental locus of control, and parental sense of competence, and to elucidate factors that influence family quality of life in the mothers of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). METHOD: A convenient sample of mothers from 6 child psychiatric clinics was used in this cross-sectional survey design. Questionnaires used for data collection included the following scales: Family Quality of Life, Parental Locus of Control-Short Form Revised, Parental Sense of Competence. RESULTS: The level of family quality of life was mid-range. A positive relationship was found between Family Quality of Life and the research variables. The significant predictors of family quality of life were parental locus of control, parental sense of competence, and duration of medication and these variables accounted for 21.8% of the variance in family quality of life. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate that family quality of life is an important factor which health care provider should assess and evaluate for children with ADHD and their families. The results of this study suggest that family quality of life is an important link with parental sense of competence and parental locus of control.
Key words: ADHD; Parenting; Quality of Life
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