Parental stress among african american parents and grandparents

Jacquelyn Taylor, Olivia G M Washington, Nancy T. Artinian, Peter Lichtenberg

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among parental stress, health (defined as level of systolic and diastolic blood pressure and body mass index), childcare characteristics, and social support. The study used a correlational research design and the setting was the metropolitan Detroit area. The sample consisted of 120 hypertensive African American parents and grandparents who reported caring for 1 to 9 children living in the household. Several variables (average diastolic blood pressure, number of children/grandchildren in home, child/grandchild is physically/mentally disabled, ability to decrease stress) were statistically significant predictors of parental stress. These results indicate that the multiple demands of parenting may become a barrier to making life-style changes for parents and grandparents diagnosed with hypertension. Nursing implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-387
Number of pages15
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2007

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African Americans
Parents
Blood Pressure
Aptitude
Mentally Disabled Persons
Parenting
Disabled Persons
Social Support
Life Style
Body Mass Index
Nursing
Research Design
Hypertension
Grandparents
Health

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Parental stress among african american parents and grandparents. / Taylor, Jacquelyn; Washington, Olivia G M; Artinian, Nancy T.; Lichtenberg, Peter.

In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.04.2007, p. 373-387.

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Taylor, Jacquelyn ; Washington, Olivia G M ; Artinian, Nancy T. ; Lichtenberg, Peter. / Parental stress among african american parents and grandparents. In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2007 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 373-387.
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