Experience of stress in parents of children with ADHD: A qualitative study
Sophie Leitch, Emma Sciberras, Brittany Post, Bibi Gerner, Nicole Rinehart, Jan M Nicholson, Subhadra Evans
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE STUDIES ON HEALTH AND WELL-BEING | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019
Purpose: Qualitative research aimed at understanding the stress of parents of children with ADHD is limited and few interventions have been designed to directly target their stress. The study aim was to explore the stress of parents of children with ADHD using qualitative methodology.Methods: Thirteen parents of children with ADHD participated in two focus groups. Open-ended questions explored parents' experiences of stress. Focus groups were recorded, transcribed, and coded using thematic analysis. Parents also completed the Parenting Stress Index-Short Form.Results: Four primary themes were identified: The child's behaviour feels like a "wrecking ball"; Coping with the "war at home"; A div..View full abstract
This research was supported by an internal faculty grant at Deakin University awarded to SE and ES. The funders had no role in study design, data collection, analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.