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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2009;15(2):311-320.
Published online December 31, 2009.
Factors Influencing Mothers' Caring Behavior in Health Promotion of Children with Disabilities
Lee, Ae-Ran;Hong, Sun-Woo;Yun, Soon-Nyoung;
1Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science College
2Department of Nursing, Kangwon National University
3College of Nursing, Seoul National University
장애아동 건강증진을 위한 어머니의 돌봄 행위에 영향을 미치는 요인
이애란, 홍선우, 윤순녕
1원광보건대 간호과
2강원대학교 간호학과
3서울대학교 간호대학
This study was done to investigate the factors associated with a mothers' caring behavior in health promotion of children with disabilities. Methods: Data were collected by using self-reported questionnaires from 371 mothers who had a 3-12 year old child with a disability from July 14 to 31, 2008. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, and hierarchical multiple regression analysis with the SPSS program. Results: There were significant differences on the mothers' caring behavior according to children's negative and hyperactive behavior, mothers' perceived burden, parenting efficacy, and social support. Children's characteristics explained 5.1% of mothers' caring behavior. The power of explanation ($R^2$) was 16.6% by adding mother's characteristics including mother's job, burden, parenting efficacy, satisfaction and stigma, and increased to 23.5% by adding social support. Conclusion: These results showed that mothers' caring behavior for their children's health promotion could be influenced by children's behavior problems, mothers' perception of burden, parenting efficacy, and social support. It suggests that health promotion programs for children with disabilities should focus on lowering subjective burden and enhancing mother's efficacy as a type of social support.
Key Words: Disabled children, Health promotion, Maternal behavior

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