Comparison of parenting stress between Malaysian mothers of four-year-old very low birthweight and normal birthweight children

L. C. Ong, V. Chandran, N. Y. Boo

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    23 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    A study was carried out to compare parenting stress between 116 mothers of very low birthweight (VLBW) children and 96 mothers of normal birthweight (NBW) children at 4 y of age, using the Parenting Stress Index (PSI). Multiple regression analysis was used to determine factors associated with child-domain stress (CDS) and parent-domain stress (PDS). There was a significantly higher proportion (39.7%) of mothers of VLBW children with high CDS scores >90th percentile than mothers of NBW children (20.8%). No significant differences were observed for PDS scores. Lower intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and adverse child behaviour, as evidenced by higher Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) scores, were significantly associated with higher CDS scores (p < 0.001). Factors associated with higher PDS scores were higher CBCL scores (p < 0.001), mothers who were the primary caregivers (p < 0.001), male sex (p=0.018) and lower level of maternal education (p=0.048). These factors remained statistically significant even when physically and cognitively impaired children were excluded from the analysis. Conclusion: Specific child characteristics and the social environment appear to have a greater impact on parenting stress than the biological risk of VLBW birth per se.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1464-1469
    Number of pages6
    JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
    Volume90
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Fingerprint

    Parenting
    Mothers
    Child Behavior
    Checklist
    Social Environment
    Intelligence
    Caregivers
    Regression Analysis
    Parturition
    Education

    Keywords

    • Behaviour problems
    • Parenting stress
    • Very low birthweight

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

    Cite this

    Comparison of parenting stress between Malaysian mothers of four-year-old very low birthweight and normal birthweight children. / Ong, L. C.; Chandran, V.; Boo, N. Y.

    In: Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, Vol. 90, No. 12, 2001, p. 1464-1469.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    @article{23f6c04f8f3f464ab4a59d4753eaf2a4,
    title = "Comparison of parenting stress between Malaysian mothers of four-year-old very low birthweight and normal birthweight children",
    abstract = "A study was carried out to compare parenting stress between 116 mothers of very low birthweight (VLBW) children and 96 mothers of normal birthweight (NBW) children at 4 y of age, using the Parenting Stress Index (PSI). Multiple regression analysis was used to determine factors associated with child-domain stress (CDS) and parent-domain stress (PDS). There was a significantly higher proportion (39.7{\%}) of mothers of VLBW children with high CDS scores >90th percentile than mothers of NBW children (20.8{\%}). No significant differences were observed for PDS scores. Lower intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and adverse child behaviour, as evidenced by higher Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) scores, were significantly associated with higher CDS scores (p < 0.001). Factors associated with higher PDS scores were higher CBCL scores (p < 0.001), mothers who were the primary caregivers (p < 0.001), male sex (p=0.018) and lower level of maternal education (p=0.048). These factors remained statistically significant even when physically and cognitively impaired children were excluded from the analysis. Conclusion: Specific child characteristics and the social environment appear to have a greater impact on parenting stress than the biological risk of VLBW birth per se.",
    keywords = "Behaviour problems, Parenting stress, Very low birthweight",
    author = "Ong, {L. C.} and V. Chandran and Boo, {N. Y.}",
    year = "2001",
    doi = "10.1080/08035250152708905",
    language = "English",
    volume = "90",
    pages = "1464--1469",
    journal = "Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics",
    issn = "0803-5253",
    publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
    number = "12",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Comparison of parenting stress between Malaysian mothers of four-year-old very low birthweight and normal birthweight children

    AU - Ong, L. C.

    AU - Chandran, V.

    AU - Boo, N. Y.

    PY - 2001

    Y1 - 2001

    N2 - A study was carried out to compare parenting stress between 116 mothers of very low birthweight (VLBW) children and 96 mothers of normal birthweight (NBW) children at 4 y of age, using the Parenting Stress Index (PSI). Multiple regression analysis was used to determine factors associated with child-domain stress (CDS) and parent-domain stress (PDS). There was a significantly higher proportion (39.7%) of mothers of VLBW children with high CDS scores >90th percentile than mothers of NBW children (20.8%). No significant differences were observed for PDS scores. Lower intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and adverse child behaviour, as evidenced by higher Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) scores, were significantly associated with higher CDS scores (p < 0.001). Factors associated with higher PDS scores were higher CBCL scores (p < 0.001), mothers who were the primary caregivers (p < 0.001), male sex (p=0.018) and lower level of maternal education (p=0.048). These factors remained statistically significant even when physically and cognitively impaired children were excluded from the analysis. Conclusion: Specific child characteristics and the social environment appear to have a greater impact on parenting stress than the biological risk of VLBW birth per se.

    AB - A study was carried out to compare parenting stress between 116 mothers of very low birthweight (VLBW) children and 96 mothers of normal birthweight (NBW) children at 4 y of age, using the Parenting Stress Index (PSI). Multiple regression analysis was used to determine factors associated with child-domain stress (CDS) and parent-domain stress (PDS). There was a significantly higher proportion (39.7%) of mothers of VLBW children with high CDS scores >90th percentile than mothers of NBW children (20.8%). No significant differences were observed for PDS scores. Lower intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and adverse child behaviour, as evidenced by higher Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) scores, were significantly associated with higher CDS scores (p < 0.001). Factors associated with higher PDS scores were higher CBCL scores (p < 0.001), mothers who were the primary caregivers (p < 0.001), male sex (p=0.018) and lower level of maternal education (p=0.048). These factors remained statistically significant even when physically and cognitively impaired children were excluded from the analysis. Conclusion: Specific child characteristics and the social environment appear to have a greater impact on parenting stress than the biological risk of VLBW birth per se.

    KW - Behaviour problems

    KW - Parenting stress

    KW - Very low birthweight

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0035695925&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0035695925&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1080/08035250152708905

    DO - 10.1080/08035250152708905

    M3 - Article

    VL - 90

    SP - 1464

    EP - 1469

    JO - Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics

    JF - Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics

    SN - 0803-5253

    IS - 12

    ER -