Purpose: To identify factors associated with low psychosocial wellbeing among parents of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Method: A cross sectional survey that included instruments to measure psychological distress, functional impairment, and psychological inflexibility. Two hundred and ninety-six parents completed the survey.
Results: Analyses revealed that lower income, presence of additional disabilities, younger child age, and psychological inflexibility were factors associated with low parent psychosocial wellbeing.
Conclusions: Parents of younger children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing with low income, have children with additional disabilities, and higher psychological inflexibility may experience lower psychosocial wellbeing. Clinicians serving families may need to provide additional and/or different support for parents in adapting to and managing their child’s hearing loss.
Munoz, K. F. Whicker, J. J. Ong, C. W. & Twohig, M. P. (2021). Factors Associated with the Psychosocial Wellbeing Among Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-hearing. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 6(2), 1-8. DOI: https://doi.org/10.26077/ed39-0829
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