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Does a Triage Assessment Tool Predict Over One Year Family Well-Being, Depressive Symptoms, Parenting Stress, and Family Hardiness in Families of Children with Disabilities?

Presenter: Benzies, Karen

The overall purpose of this research was to evaluate the reliability and validity of two brief, family-friendly scales (Parenting Morale Index [PMI] and Family Impact of Childhood Disability [FICD] scale). This report includes the results of the qualitative interviews from Phase 1 (060401TD-Benzies) and the predictive validity results from Phase 2.

Keywords: Child; Disabled, disability, Family, Needs Assessment, Psychometrics, family well being, depression, parenting stress, resilience