Change over a 12-month period in the psychological adjustment of children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Found that group rates of mother-reported and child-reported adjustment problems remained relatively constant over initial and 12-month follow-up assessment points. However, there was less stability in the classification of the adjustment of individuals, in specific behavior problem patterns and diagnoses, and in child-reported adjustment than in mother-reported adjustment. With initial level of child adjustment controlled, children's perceptions of self-worth accounted for a significant increment in child-reported symptoms and mother-reported adjustment at follow-up. Maternal distress also accounted for a significant increment in child-reported symptoms. These findings add support for the role of maternal adjustment and child self-worth in the adjustment of children with cystic fibrosis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, RJ; Gustafson, KE; George, LK; Spock, A

Published Date

  • April 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 189 - 203

PubMed ID

  • 8051602

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-8693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jpepsy/19.2.189


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States