What is it about?
Caregivers of 840 children with feeding disorders participated. Negative child behaviors and lower child developmental function predicted higher levels of parenting stress. Higher rates of child internalizing and externalizing problems and mealtime aggression were associated with parent perceptions of their child as difficult contributing to total stress. Parents of older children reported greater parental stress.
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Why is it important?
This larger sample used in this study greatly expands the power observed in previous published works. Generally, caregivers of children with pediatric feeding disorders have more caregiver-related stress. These caregivers may benefit from consultations with mental health professionals to provide the most appropriate care to affected families.
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This page is a summary of: The relationship between chronic paediatric feeding disorders and caregiver stress, Journal of Child Health Care, February 2020, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1367493520905381.
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