Influence of the style of attachment of the diad "grandma-mom of a child with ICP" on the quality of rehabilitation of a child with ICP

Keywords: transgenerational ties, attachment in the dyad, anxious attachment


The problem field that fell into the sphere of our interest is the model of transgenerational conflict. During the anamnestic survey, during consultations, the relationship of a woman, raising a child with cerebral palsy, with her own mother was often in the spotlight. Studying more than 100 families, raising a child with cerebral palsy, we set ourselves the task of clarifying the style of attachment in the dyad "grandmother – mother of a child with cerebral palsy". High rates of anxious attachment were revealed and in 64 % there was no separation from mothers with the preservation and protest of dependence. Intragroup correlations of meaningful aspects of events at different life stages in women with secure and insecure attachment showed significant relationships. With secure attachment, the mother played with dolls with the girl, she had fewer nightmares, she was less sick, and after the birth of her child she did not have postpartum depression. Correlation links confirmed the importance of playing with dolls on a long life path that a woman went through. In insecure attachment, mothers stayed away from playing with dolls, only bought them, but did not play, and this correlated with frequent nightmares and frequent illnesses with complications and, later, with prolonged postpartum depression in their own motherhood and dissatisfaction with the attitude of other people towards themselves and a child. Style affection is passed down from generation to generation in 75 %. In children with cerebral palsy, deficient physiological disorders are primarily observed, and inappropriate attachment patterns can lead to secondary developmental disorders.


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Author Biography

Svitlana Grygorieva, Odessа Polytechnic National University

Department of Psychology and Social Work


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Grygorieva, S. (2022). Influence of the style of attachment of the diad "grandma-mom of a child with ICP" on the quality of rehabilitation of a child with ICP. Technology Transfer: Innovative Solutions in Social Sciences and Humanities, 9-11.