Psychological adjustment of children with cystic fibrosis: the role of child cognitive processes and maternal adjustment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Found 60% of children 7-12 years old with cystic fibrosis to have a parent-reported behavior problem and 62% met the criteria for a DSM-III diagnosis based on a structured clinical interview with the child. Mixed internal and external behavior problem patterns and diagnoses of anxiety and oppositional disorder were most frequent. Support was provided for the hypothesized psycho-social/mediational roles of child perception of self-worth and maternal anxiety in child adjustment. Together, the variables of the transactional stress and coping model accounted for 39 and 43% of the variance in mother-reported internalizing and externalizing behavior problems and for 68% of the variance in child-reported problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, RJ; Gustafson, KE; Hamlett, KW; Spock, A

Published Date

  • December 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 741 - 755

PubMed ID

  • 1484336

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-8693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jpepsy/17.6.741


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States