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July 20th 2007

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Mothers raising kids and living with a SCI: Participants needed for study

 Being a mother is an important role for many women, yet relatively little is known about mothering with a SCI, from the perspective of the mother. This study focuses on the experience of mothers with SCI and explores their participation in parental activities, satisfaction with this involvement and sense of well-being. In addition, the influence of social support and perceived health will be examined. Mothers actively parenting a child or children ages 12 and younger can participate in this study. Women will be mailed a set of four questionnaires, some background questions and a self-addressed stamped envelope. This should take approximately 45 minutes to complete (or she may be interviewed by phone). 

The confidentiality of all participants will be maintained. If interested in participating in this study or if you have questions, please contact Ruth Farber, PhD, OTR/L (Temple University, Department of Occupational Therapy) at msmoms@temple.edu or Michelle Sonabend, OTR/L 215-901-6175