Emotional stress and social adjustment in families affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Takeaway

  • Providing support to families of children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) may improve the psychosocial adjustment of affected children, while minimizing parental stress.

Why this matters

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a chronic and terminal disorder that greatly impacts the psychosocial wellbeing of affected individuals and contributes to increased levels of parenting stress.

  • Interventions aimed at lowering parental stress can positively contribute in improving the psychosocial adjustment of children with DMD.