Development of a multidimensional measure of relational change during parental illness: the parental illness relationship impact scale, The
Existing instruments do not appear to satisfactorily measure the impact of parental illness on children's relationships with family and peers, a variable that may contribute significantly to long-term psychosocial outcomes for those who have experienced parental illness. A brief retrospective scale measuring the relational impact of parental illness was developed and validated within a sample of university students who identified as having had a seriously ill parent during childhood or adolescence. Participants responded to items assessing change in relationships with their ill parent, other ...
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