Family Environment and Coping Strategies for Families Dealing with Children that are Blind or Visually Impaired

  1. Mª Emma Mayo Pais
  2. Eva Mª Taboda Ares
  3. Patricia Mª Iglesias Souto
  4. José Eulogio Real Deus
  5. Agustín Dosil Maceira
Current Perspective in Depression and Anxiety


Datum der Publikation: 2018

Art: Artikel


The birth of a child with visual impairment creates a burden and stress on the family unit. This study analyzes the coping strategies used by parents with children that have a visual impairment and the correlation this has with the family environment that is perceived. Participated in this investigation a total of one hundred and twelve (112) subjects with at least a son with visual impairment in the Autonomous Community of Galicia (Spain). All of the subjects responded to the Coping Strategies Questionnaire-Spanish version- (C.S.Q.), the Family Environment Scale (F.E.S) and a questionnaire built ad hoc to explore aspects related to the impact of the diagnosis. The results indicate that the preferred coping factors are counting your blessings, wishful thinking and positive thinking. At the same time, a conflictive family environment implies limited strategies in the search for solutions.