Stress in families of HIV-positive children living in South Texas

Nancy Amodei, Anna Madrigal, Selina Catala, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Victor German

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The purpose was to conduct a pilot study of the extent of stress and differences in sources of stress experienced by HIV+ and HIV- caregivers of HIV+ children living in South Texas. 13 infected and 9 uninfected caregivers each completed the Questionnaire on Resources and Stress for their preschool-aged HIV+ child Both HIV+ and HIV- caregivers experienced clinically significant stress. HIV+ caregivers reported that relative to the HIV- group, they perceived themselves to be in poorer physical or emotional health, to receive less social support from others, and to be less pessimistic about the future of their child or family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1127-1133
Number of pages7
JournalPsychological reports
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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