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This study evaluated perceived psychological distress and family conflict from the perspective of caregivers of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) and matched comparison caregivers, as well as the role of social support. No significant differences between primary caregivers of children with...
This study investigates how couples in which a spouse suffers from noninsulin dependent diabetes (NIDD) will cope with chronic diabetic illness. A multimethod project was devised, based on Rolland’s model, and applied in the context of theories about the family life cycle. The study population...
Medical literature from 1986 through 1992 was reviewed in order to investigate the impact of specific chronic diseases in the elderly on the physical and psychological health of members of the patient’s family. The results of 65 research reports and 9 reviews are discussed. It is not possible...
In examining ways to assist terminally ill patients and their families, health care professionals have raised questions about aggressive approaches to treatment ( , ). They have also proposed radical changes of approach toward the permanently unconscious patient ( , ), reexamined the roots of...
A small body of research on early childhood socialization points to differences in the kinds of behaviors that Hispanic parents want their children to display at home and school, and the childrearing values that parents use as guides. This article reviews 1) a conceptual framework for...
This study explored the prevalence and effects of marital discord in a group of expectant couples. In 37% of the expectant families, one or both partners reported marital discord. Expectant parents with marital problems experienced less satisfaction with their partner’s support, greater life...
This article investigates spousal adjustment to a postmarital disability in one partner in relation to the personal, marital, and social aspects of the couple’s relationship. The study examines the differences between spousal adjustment to a spinal cord injury or a neurologically disabling...
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