The research examined the possible effects of maternal involvement, social support networks, and the dependent adult child's participation in day treatment on the maternal well-being and psychological distress of 100 Israeli women whose sons or daughters receive day treatment or ambulatory care in Abarbanel Psychiatric Hospital. Major findings were that the participation of the dependent adult child with a psychiatric disability in day treatment was linked to maternal reduction of psychological distress, whereas maternal well-being was related to maternal involvement with the child multiplied by the maternal social support network. Findings are interpreted in relation to practice.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Professions (miscellaneous)
- Psychiatry and Mental health