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dc.contributor.authorRinde, Elisabeth Rønning
dc.contributor.authorAnderzén-Carlsson, Agneta
dc.contributor.authorJahnsen, Reidun Birgitta
dc.contributor.authorAndersen, Randi D.
dc.identifier.citationDisability and Rehabilitation. 2023, .en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: To explore experiences of parenting a child with CP and pain. Method: Fourteen mothers and one father of children (9-16) with CP were included. All children had pain regularly, but the frequency and intensity of their pain experiences varied. Their motor function varied from GMFCS level I to V. Cognitive abilities varied from normal to moderate cognitive deficits. All children could express themselves verbally. Semi structured individual interviews were carried out, and results were developed using inductive thematic analysis. Results: The analysis resulted in the main theme "My child's pain is just one piece of a complex jigsaw puzzle". The main theme was developed by four mutually exclusive, but related themes: "My child's struggle burdens me", "Pain and CP direct our everyday life", "I want to be in control, but cannot always be" and "We are the only ones who understand the complexity". Conclusion: Parents of children with CP experience pain as one aspect of a bigger picture. They need help and support to cope with their child's pain, and professional helpers need to address the complexity pain is a part of.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONParents of children with cerebral palsy (CP) experience their child's pain as one piece in a jigsaw puzzle, and counseling needs to address the complexity rather than the separate parts of the picture.Health professionals should support parents in evaluation and management of their child's pain, as a feeling of competence in pain management is important to reduce parental stress.Health professionals should inform themselves about the life situation of parents whose child with CP has pain, and encourage them to seek practical support and apply for relevant support schemes that can make their everyday life easier.Parents of children with CP should be encouraged to take part in a diagnosis-specific support group, where they can meet with others in a similar situation, in order to reduce their feeling of being alone with their challenges.
dc.description.abstract"Pain is one piece of a complex jigsaw puzzle" - experiences of raising a child with cerebral palsy who has pain
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.title"Pain is one piece of a complex jigsaw puzzle" - experiences of raising a child with cerebral palsy who has painen_US
dc.title.alternative"Pain is one piece of a complex jigsaw puzzle" - experiences of raising a child with cerebral palsy who has painen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalDisability and Rehabilitationen_US

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