The burden of care for families supporting children and dependent adults with developmental disabilities has been widely recognised for many years. The present study focuses on the support network of mothers receiving Medicaid Case Management Services. One hundred and thirty-two mothers living in New York City and receiving individualised case management services for at least three months between the period of July 1991 through December 1992 participated in the study. A modified version of the Family Support Scale - FSS was used to assess mothers' support networks. The most striking finding was that mothers relied more heavily upon professional support than support from family and friends. These findings are discussed with regard to case management.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||British Journal of Developmental Disabilities|
|State||Published - Jan 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health