3032: Parenting Stress in Mothers of Preschool Age Children Recently Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A National Quantitative Study and Implications for Nurses
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3032:  Parenting Stress in Mothers of Preschool Age Children Recently Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A National Quantitative Study and Implications for Nurses


Parenting stress occurs when individuals appraise they have difficulty filling the role as a parent. Mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) experience more parenting stress than those raising children with other developmental disabilities. The findings from this study will assist psychiatric-mental health nurses in the development of specific assessments to identify stress in mothers of children recently diagnosed.

 

Speaker: Cheryl Shaffer, PhD, PNP, ANP

 

Disclosures: This presenter has no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe parenting stress, antecedents for development, and associated negative health outcomes.
2. Identify components of parenting stress and associated variables in mothers of young children recently diagnosed with ASD.
3. Discuss development of assessment tools for psychiatric-mental health nurses to use in screening mothers of young children recently diagnosed with ASD for parenting stress.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, November 9th
Research Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 25, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire
: April 25, 2014


 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.