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Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2016 Dec;30(6):753-760. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2016.07.006. Epub 2016 Jul 12.

U.S. Caregivers with Mental Health Problems: Parenting Experiences and Children's Functioning.

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1
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA. Electronic address: cliu@bidmc.harvard.edu.
2
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
3
Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia.
4
University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.
5
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Abstract

The 2007 National Survey of Children's Health was used to determine the prevalence of poor mental health among U.S. mothers, fathers, and guardians, specific parenting experiences and children's functioning. More guardians (13.7%) reported poor mental health compared to mothers (7.7%) and fathers (5.3%), generalizing to 4.6 million U.S. caregivers with poor mental health. Caregivers with poor mental health were at least 3 times more likely to report children's problematic functioning after accounting for sociodemographic factors and parenting stress and experiences. Research and clinical activities should recognize poor caregiver mental health as a condition that affects parenting and children's functioning.

PMID:
27888971
DOI:
10.1016/j.apnu.2016.07.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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