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Sonia Jaramillo

Socorro Moreno

Viviana Rodríguez



El trabajo de un padre con un hijo con discapacidad puede llegar a ser muy exigente. Existen pocas publicaciones que hacen referencia al agotamiento emocional de los padres de niños con discapacidades en América Latina. El presente estudio de casos y controles prevalentes describe la frecuencia de agotamiento emocional en 103 parejas de padres de niños con síndrome de Down. También describe las diferencias en el agotamiento emocional y depresión entre padres y madres. Este resultado se midió usando una versión modificada y validada del Maslach Burnout Inventory. Los resultados mostraron una prevalencia de agotamiento emocional del 52,64%. En el análisis apareado encontramos una mayor probabilidad de agotamiento en las madres en comparación con sus parejas.


Trisonomy 21, Emotional Burden, ParentsTrisnomía 21, Sobrecarga emocional, Padres

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Cómo citar
Jaramillo, S., Moreno, S., & Rodríguez, V. (2016). Cansancio emocional en padres de niños con trisomía 21: Estudio descriptivo en una población colombiana. Universitas Psychologica, 15(1), 29–38.