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Title: Parental attachment insecurity and parenting stress: The mediating role of parents’ perceived impact of children’s diabetes on the family
Authors: Moreira, Helena 
Canavarro, Maria Cristina 
Issue Date: 2016
Serial title, monograph or event: Families, Systems, & Health
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Abstract: Caring for a child with diabetes is a demanding and potentially stressful task for parents. Although secure attachment can be considered a resilience factor that helps an individual to cope with stressful life events, the idea that secure parents are better able to cope with a child's chronic health condition, such as diabetes, has rarely been investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate whether attachment-related anxiety and avoidance are associated with parenting stress in parents of children and adolescents with diabetes and whether this association is mediated by parents' perception of the impact of diabetes on the family and moderated by children's age and duration of diabetes.
DOI: 10.1037/fsh0000211
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CINEICC - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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