Psychological adjustment of mothers of children and adolescents with sickle cell disease: the role of stress, coping methods, and family functioning.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Assessed the psychological adjustment of 78 mothers of children and adolescents (7-17 years of age) with sickle cell disease. Support was provided for a transactional stress and coping model in delineating the processes associated with maternal adjustment. In particular, poor maternal adjustment was associated with use of palliative coping methods and high levels of stress related to daily hassles. Variables of the model accounted for 55% of the variance in maternal psychological distress.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, RJ; Gil, KM; Burbach, DJ; Keith, BR; Kinney, TR

Published Date

  • October 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 549 - 559

PubMed ID

  • 8295079

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-735X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-8693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jpepsy/18.5.549


  • eng