Family Stress and Dyadic Adjustment among Parents of children with Intellectual Disability and functional psychosis: A Comparative Study

Jagritee Singh, S. Haque Nizamie, Narendra Kumar Singh, Dipanjan Bhattacharjee


Children with intellectual disabilities and functional psychosis may require additional time and expense to provide independent living and rehabilitative services. The stress of having a child with intellectual disability and functional psychosis can take a toll on parents and cause relationship stress. This study aimed to assess and compare the family stress and dyadic relationship among parents of children with intellectual disability and functional psychosis. This study was a cross-sectional hospital based study. The study samples were selected purposively. The sample size was 40 parents among which 20 parents were of children and adolescents with intellectual disability and 20 parents were of children and adolescents with functional psychosis taken from the Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi. Depression, anxiety and stress scale and dyadic adjustment scale were used for the data collection. Data was analyzed by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS- 21 windows version). Findings indicated no significant difference between the parents of intellectually disabled children and children with psychosis in stress perception and dyadic relationship.

Keywords:  Family Stress, Dyadic Adjustment, Psychosis, Intellectual Disability

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