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| Published: December 25, 2016

Stress, Burden and Coping between Caregivers of Cerebral Palsy and Autism Children

Pushpalatha. r

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shivakumara. K

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.112/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.112

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The objective of the study was to find the difference in stress, burden and coping between caregivers with cerebral palsy and autism children. 30 caregivers having children with cerebral palsy and 30 caregivers having children with autism were part of the study. The age of the caregivers ranged between 23-40 years.  For the study caregivers of children aged between 7-12 years were considered. A between group research design with purposive sampling technique was opted for the study. After obtaining socio-demographic details the caregivers were administered Parenting Stress Index (Short Form), Schedule to Assess Burden and Coping Checklist.  The data was subjected to ‘t’ test to find the significant difference between the two sample groups. Results revealed that there was significant difference in stress, burden and coping between caregivers of cerebral palsy children and caregivers of autistic children.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.112/20160401

10.25215/0401.112

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016