Specyfika funkcjonowania rodzin osób chorych na stwardnienie rozsiane w Modelu Kołowym Olsona

Natalia Treder-Rochna , Krzysztof Jodzio


The aim of the study was to identify the typical features of functioning of a family with the multiple sclerosis patient as perceived by the patient and his/her spouse, as well as to identi-fythe supposed psychosocial problems experienced by the patients and their loved ones, including thechildren. The presented research involved 216 people (108 families) who were divided into three groups: a criterial group (CG) and two comparative groups. Family functioning was assessed using the David Olson Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scale (FACES-IV). In the light of the performed study particularly difficult has proved to be the situation of the adult children / grown children whose parents were suffering from MS. Their families were char-acterized by strong emotional bonding, over-identification, high dependence and mutual loyalty (family systems strongly intertwined with each other). Excessive concentration on the family seems to be unfavorable for children with multiple sclerosis parents. While high cohesion in certain circumstances may be adaptive, it may pose a threat to the development of the children’s autonomy and delay their entering adulthood.
Author Natalia Treder-Rochna (FSS / IPsych / DGPsych)
Natalia Treder-Rochna,,
- Division of General Psychology
, Krzysztof Jodzio (FSS / IPsych / DGPsych)
Krzysztof Jodzio,,
- Division of General Psychology
Other language title versionsThe specificity of functioning of the multiple sclerosis patient’s families in the Olson Circumplex Model
Journal seriesPsychologia Rozwojowa, ISSN 1895-6297, e-ISSN 2084-3879, (B 13 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishstwardnienie rozsiane, funkcjonowanie rodziny, spójność, wschodząca dorosłość, parentyfikacja
Keywords in Englishmultiple sclerosis, family functioning, cohesion, emerging adulthood, parentification
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)13
ScoreMinisterial score = 13.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
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