Role of child and maternal processes in the psychological adjustment of children with sickle cell disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In this study, 64% of children aged 7-12 years with sickle cell disease were found to have a parent-reported behavior problem, and 50% met the criteria for a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (3rd ed.) diagnosis based on a structural clinical interview of the child. Internalizing types of behavior problems and diagnoses were the most frequent. Support was provided for a transactional stress and coping model in delineating the processes associated with child adjustment. In particular, maternal anxiety accounted for 16%-33% of the variance in mother-reported internalizing and externalizing behavior problems, respectively, and child pain-coping strategies accounted for 21% of the variance in child-reported adjustment problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • June 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 468 - 474

PubMed ID

  • 8326049

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-2117

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-006X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0022-006x.61.3.468


  • eng