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dc.contributor.authorAnalytis, Penelope-
dc.contributor.authorPonsford, Jennie-
dc.contributor.otherWarren, Narelle-
dc.contributor.otherCrichton, Alison-
dc.contributor.otherKnight, Sarah-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) negatively impacts parental wellbeing and family functioning. Adaptive coping, that is behaviours promoting emotional wellbeing and addressing distressing problems, may support wellbeing and family functioning. This study compared wellbeing, coping, and family functioning between parents of a child with ABI and parents in the community, and examined coping as a predictor of wellbeing and family functioning. Methods: Forty parents of a child with ABI and 40 parents in the community participated in this cross-sectional survey using the Personal Wellbeing Index, Coping Scale for Adults Short Form, McMaster Family Assessment Device (General Functioning Subscale). Results: The ABI group had statistically significantly lower wellbeing, t(68.70) = -4.01, p < 0.001, lower adaptive coping, t(73.95) = -3.27, p = 0.002, and poorer family functioning, t(77) = 4.26, p < 0.001. Family composition (single-parent/couple), having a child with ABI, adaptive coping, and non-productive coping predicted 47.7% of the variance in wellbeing, F(5, 70) = 12.75, p < 0.001. Parental education, having a child with ABI, and non-productive coping predicted 35.9% of the variance in family functioning, F(5, 69) = 7.71, p < 0.001. Conclusions: Adaptive coping may contribute to better family outcomes in paediatric ABI.Implications for rehabilitationPaediatric ABI may have a significant impact on the child with ABI and the family, leading to poorer outcomes for some families.This study suggested that parents of a child with ABI use adaptive coping less than parents in the community but do not differ in the use of non-productive coping.Families need long-term targeted support to meet the challenges paediatric ABI presents and may benefit from interventions which actively seek to change parental coping strategies.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.subjectAcquired Brain Injuryen_US
dc.subjectParental Wellbeingen_US
dc.subjectFamily Functioningen_US
dc.subjectPersonal Wellbeing Indexen_US
dc.subjectCoping Scale for Adults Short Formen_US
dc.subjectMcMaster Family Assessment Device (General Functioning Subscale)en_US
dc.subjectMonash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.subjectNeurosciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.titleCoping and wellbeing in families with a child with acquired brain injury compared with families in the community.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleDisability and rehabilitationen_US
dc.description.affiliatesTurner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesSchool of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesVictorian Fetal Alcohol Service, Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Paediatrics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesSchool of Psychology and Public Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesNeurodisability and Rehabilitation, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesDepartment of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesVictorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service and Children's Cancer Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Clayton, Australia.en_US
dc.description.affiliatesVictorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, The Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Australia.en_US
dc.type.studyortrialCross-Sectional Studyen_US
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