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dc.contributor.authorFonseca, Ana-
dc.contributor.authorNazaré, Bárbara-
dc.contributor.authorCanavarro, Maria Cristina-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-15T16:45:07Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-15T16:45:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10316/45065-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Parental early adjustment to a pre- or postnatal diagnosis of congenital anomaly has been studied mainly within a pathological and deterministic perspective, giving us an inadequate view of the impact of the diagnosis. Objectives: Adopting a comprehensive approach on parental adjustment, we aimed to characterise the impact of the diagnosis on psychological distress and quality of life, in the early post-diagnosis stage. The effects of gender and the timing of the diagnosis were also examined. Methods: In this cross-section study, 42 couples with healthy babies and 42 couples whose babies were pre- or postnatally diagnosed with a congenital anomaly responded to the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 and to the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Bref instrument. Results: In the early post-diagnosis stage, parents whose babies were diagnosed with a congenital anomaly presented higher levels of psychological distress than the parents of healthy babies (F2,79= 6.23, p = .003), although they displayed similar levels of quality of life (F4,78= 0.62, p = .647). Mothers reported more adjustment difficulties than fathers in both groups. Receiving the diagnosis in the prenatal period was associated with higher maternal psychological quality of life (Z= -2.00, p = .045). Conclusion: The occurrence of a diagnosis of congenital anomaly during the transition to parenthood adds to an accumulation of stress-inducing events and manifests itself in psychopathological symptoms. Maintaining a positive evaluation of well-being may be understood as a parental resource to deal with the diagnosis. The importance of adopting a comprehensive perspective on parental adjustment is highlighted.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH/BD/47053/2008/PTpor
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectCongenital Anomalypor
dc.subjectPsychological Distresspor
dc.subjectQuality of Lifepor
dc.subjectPrenatal Diagnosispor
dc.subjectPostnatal Diagnosispor
dc.titleParental psychological distress and quality of life after a pre- or postnatal diagnosis of congenital anomaly: A controlled comparison study with parents of healthy babies.por
dc.typearticle-
degois.publication.firstPage67por
degois.publication.lastPage74por
degois.publication.issue5por
degois.publication.titleDisability and Health Journalpor
dc.peerreviewedyespor
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.11.001por
item.grantfulltextopen-
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.fulltextCom Texto completo-
crisitem.author.researchunitCINEICC – Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioural Intervention-
crisitem.author.researchunitCenter for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-1395-1406-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-5083-7322-
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