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Impact of strength based therapy on parents of children with developmental disabilities quality of life

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Scott Edwards, Ph.D.

Project Type

Research Proposal

Primary Department

Marriage and Family Therapy

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Parents with developmental disabled children experience high stress levels, hardship in accommodating to disabled child's needs, and difficulty with overall family functioning. Strength based therapeutic practices address these issues yet there is a lack of research identifying their effectiveness in improving parents' quality of life. This research will explore the effects of strength based therapy outcomes of parents' perceived quality of life. A total of 80 parent couples who identify as having children with developmental disabilities will participate in strength based therapy with the aims of increasing perceived quality of life. Parents will complete the Family Impact of Childhood Disability Scale (FICD) before starting and after completing 24 weeks of strength based therapy. A paired t-test will be used to measure the pretest and posttest differences of the FICD scale responses in parents perceived quality of life.

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Impact of strength based therapy on parents of children with developmental disabilities quality of life

Parents with developmental disabled children experience high stress levels, hardship in accommodating to disabled child's needs, and difficulty with overall family functioning. Strength based therapeutic practices address these issues yet there is a lack of research identifying their effectiveness in improving parents' quality of life. This research will explore the effects of strength based therapy outcomes of parents' perceived quality of life. A total of 80 parent couples who identify as having children with developmental disabilities will participate in strength based therapy with the aims of increasing perceived quality of life. Parents will complete the Family Impact of Childhood Disability Scale (FICD) before starting and after completing 24 weeks of strength based therapy. A paired t-test will be used to measure the pretest and posttest differences of the FICD scale responses in parents perceived quality of life.

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