Journal article

Integrating the ICF With Positive Psychology: Factors Predicting Role Participation for Mothers With Multiple Sclerosis

Ruth S Farber, Margaret L Kern, Eugene Brusilovsky

REHABILITATION PSYCHOLOGY | EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Being a mother has become a realizable life role for women with disabilities and chronic illnesses, including multiple sclerosis (MS). Identifying psychosocial factors that facilitate participation in important life roles-including motherhood-is essential to help women have fuller lives despite the challenge of their illness. By integrating the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) and a positive psychology perspective, this study examined how environmental social factors and positive personal factors contribute to daily role participation and satisfaction with parental participation. METHOD: One hundred and 11 community-dwelling mothers with MS..

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Grants

Awarded by U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)


Funding Acknowledgements

The research project was funded in part by Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Pioneer Portfolio, through the "Exploring Concepts of Positive Health". Eugene Brusilovskiy's work on this study was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) Grant #H133B100037. We also want to thank Joseph DuCette, Jane Kurz, and Suellen Lee for their support and expertise earlier in the research process, as well as the women who participated in this study.