Families of children with mental retardation: Comprehensive view from an epidemiologic perspective

H. Koller, S. A. Richardson, M. Katz

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Abstract

Data covering a 15-year period on the health, behavior, and functioning of a representative population of families of children with mental retardation and comparison children were used in cluster analysis to obtain relatively homogeneous groupings of families. Only a small minority of families of children with mental retardation did not cluster together with comparison families. More than a third functioned well and had a middle-class orientation; less than a third functioned poorly. A few clusters had ambiguous configurations, but most were easily understood and conformed generally to expectations in validation analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-332
Number of pages18
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Volume97
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)

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