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Objectives To test whether coping acts to mediate the relationships between illness representations and emotional well-being in adolescents with diabetes. Methods Seventy adolescents between 11 and 18 years of age were asked to complete the Diabetes Illness Representations Questionnaire (DIRQ),...
Objective To evaluate the contributions of weight status, skin tone, peer teasing, and parental appraisals of child's size to self-esteem and psychosocial adjustment in overweight African American children. Method Overweight to very obese 5- to 10-year-old African American children ( N = 117)...
Objective Unintentional injuries, the leading cause of pediatric mortality, are caused by a complex set of intrapersonal and environmental factors. The role of three critical variables— parental supervision, children's temperament, and estimation of children's physical abilities— was...
Objective To determine the prevalence of smoking among adolescents with asthma and smoking's psychosocial risk factors (environmental smoking exposure, autonomy, depression). Method Participants were 2,039 adolescents with asthma and 2,039 matched controls from the Add Health study. Results The...
Objective To examine parental stress in mothers of boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Method Stress and its predictors were examined in mothers of boys with DMD ( n = 112). Comparisons were made with mothers of healthy children ( n = 800), children with cerebral palsy (CP; n = 28),...
Objectives To examine longitudinal changes in perceived stress, affective distress, and self-reported parenting strategies among mothers of children with cancer over the initial 6 months of diagnosis and treatment, and to examine relationships between changes in distress and subsequent parenting...
Objective To examine the role of children's illness-related cognitive appraisals in the parent-child adjustment relationship in a sample of children and adolescents with juvenile rheumatic disease (JRD). Specifically, we tested the moderating effect of children's perceived illness-induced...
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