Evaluation of coping strategies of parents of children with cystic fibrosis


Sahbaz E. E. A., CANKURTARAN Ö.

SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE, no.4-5, pp.349-369, 2024 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00981389.2024.2324858
  • Journal Name: SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, IBZ Online, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, AgeLine, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-369
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This cross-sectional quantitative study was conducted to evaluate the coping strategies of parents of children with cystic fibrosis. The research sample is the parents (n: 112) who presented to Thoracic Medicine Department at Hacettepe University Pediatric Hospital between 3 April 2021 - 28 May 2021 and volunteered to participate in the study. Sociodemographic Data Form and Coping Orientation to Problems Experienced Inventory (COPE Inventory) were used in the collection of data. The study examined coping strategies according to children's characteristics such as age, sex, education, and parents' independent variables such as employment status, income status, number of individuals and children in the family, communication with other families, social and financial support. Data were analyzed using Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis tests. Research findings show that religious coping was the most frequently preferred coping strategy, and behavioral disengagement was the least commonly used coping strategy. Emotion-Focused Coping Strategies were also commonly used. Social work interventions and strategies play an important role in helping parents to adopt positive coping strategies and improve their skills.