Sickle cell disease in children and adolescents: the relation of child and parent pain coping strategies to adjustment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Examined pain coping strategies in 72 children and adolescents with sickle cell disease and their parents using the Coping Strategies Questionnaire, and found that pain coping strategies could be reliably assessed. Children high on Negative Thinking and Passive Adherence were less active, required more health care services, and were more psychologically distressed during painful episodes. Children high on Coping Attempts were more active and required less frequent health care services. Parents high on Coping Attempts and low on Passive Adherence had children who were more active.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gil, KM; Williams, DA; Thompson, RJ; Kinney, TR

Published Date

  • October 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 643 - 663

PubMed ID

  • 1744811

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-735X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-8693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jpepsy/16.5.643


  • eng