Family Support for the Disabled


University of Texas at Arlington, School of Nursing, PO Box 19407, Arlington, TX 76019.


This descriptive study of 143 disabled adults indicates the quantity and intensity of the economic support, emotional support, social support, and physical care offered by family members. The parents of the subjects in this study offered significantly more support to the disabled adult when compared with siblings, spouses, and children of the disabled. The type of support offered by family members did not differ significantly.