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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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PEREZ ALVAREZ, Luis  and  MENDIONDO RAMOS, Patricia. Infantile paralysis: it´s impact on the emotional adjustment and mother´s social performance. AMC [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.5. ISSN 1025-0255.

A cross-sectional descriptive study with the objective to assess the behavior of emotional and social factors in 30 mothers of children carriers of infintile paralysis was carried out. The 100% of the interviewees referred that child´s disease constituted a serious problem, in a 73.33% affected the emotional adjustment, the 90.47% of the ones who worked stop doing it. By applying Dembo Rubinstein autovaluation scale, the 100% was below the midpoint of the scale of happiness and referred character changes. In the psychometric test of ten desires the 100% considered as their most important desire was to see their son improve. In applying the R B Catell Autoanlysis Model the 100% a high level of anxiety was appreciated. It is important to investigate on how the disability in offspring affects parents to implement measures that would help them to face this situation.

Keywords : cerebral palsy; child; phychosocial impact.

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