MOTHERS WITH DOWN SYNDROME CHILDREN AND THEIR PSYCHOSOCIAL LEVEL OF ADAPTATION ACCORDING TO ROY MODEL
Objective: We aimed to analyze the psychosocial adaptation level of mothers with Down’s syndrome children. Methodology: The sampling was composed by all mothers of children carriers of Down’s syndrome, assisted in a treatment and precocious stimulation’s nucleus that accepted. The data were organized following thematic analysis technique. The adaptation level was classiﬁed: integrated (only positive adaptation indicators), compensatory (positive adaptation indicators and adaptation common problems) and compromised (only adaptation common problems). Results and discussion: In the Self-concept mode, there were 12 cases of compensatory adaptation level, one of integrated level and none committed level.. In the Role function mode 3 interviewees reached commited level, in 10 cases integrated level and none of compensatory level. In the Interdependence mode 10 participants existed attained integrated level, 3 participants showed compensatory level, and any case of commited level of adaptation was registered. Conclusions: We verify that all the participants were living a general compensatory adaptation level, whereas any case of completely integrated or commited level was observed.
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