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OBJECTIVE: Pediatric chronic pain evaluation includes self-reports and/or caregiver proxy-reports across biopsychosocial domains. Limited data exist on the effects of caregiver-child discrepancies in pediatric pain assessment. In children with…

ObjectiveAlthough many siblings experience distress after a child�s cancer diagnosis, their psychosocial functioning is seldom assessed in clinical oncology settings. One barrier to systematic sibling screening is the lack of a validated,…

ObjectiveFamily psychosocial risk screening is an important initial step in delivering evidence-based care. The Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT) is a brief parent report screener based on the trilevel Pediatric Psychosocial Preventative Health…

OBJECTIVE: The present study examined the role of maternal posttraumatic growth in changes in behavioral problems among the siblings of children with complex chronic health conditions. METHODS: Data were collected from a sample of 70 siblings from 58…

Objective To examine the feasibility and format of the Promoting Resilience in Stress Management (PRISM) intervention among two groups of adolescents and young adults (AYAs) at-risk for poor outcomes: those with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) or cancer.…

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the psychosocial functioning of fathers as primary caregivers of pediatric oncology patients. METHODS: Fathers who identified themselves as the primary medical caregivers were given a packet of questionnaires, including the…

OBJECTIVE: To review selected measures of stress and coping in pediatric populations. Stress and coping are presented within a risk and resiliency framework. METHODS: The Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) surveyed the membership to identify the…

OBJECTIVE: To examine the chronic illness literature and evaluate the impact on single parenting and children and adolescents with chronic illness. METHODS: We conducted literature reviews of relevant research pertaining to single-parent families on…

OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of life and psychosocial functioning among pediatric patients with Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) types Ia and Ib. METHODS: Thirty-one youth with GSD types Ia and Ib and 42 healthy controls participated. Quality of…

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a family-based group intervention for young siblings of children with chronic illness and developmental disability (CI/DD). METHODS: Forty-three healthy siblings (ages 4-7 years) of children with CI/DD and their…

BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an ideal disease for investigating adolescent adjustment to chronic illness, given its embarrassing, socially limiting, appearance-changing symptoms and adolescent onset. OBJECTIVE: To compare…

OBJECTIVE: To examine how individual- and family-level predictors in late childhood and preadolescence relate to psychosocial adaptation (i.e., scholastic success, social acceptance, and positive self-worth) in early adolescence. METHOD: This…

Objective To develop a measure of parent adjustment related to caring for a child with achronic illness and to evaluate the reliability and validity of the measure with a group of parentsof children with brain tumors. Methods One-hundred forty-nine…

Objective To examine the relation of children's pain severity, perceived pain threat, and passive coping to maternal worry and family activities. Methods We assessed pain severity, perceived threat (conceptualized as beliefs about pain seriousness…

Objective To compare the risk of posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms and the mediating effect of perceived future threat on the risk of PTS symptoms among survivors of pediatric cancer and children who had a parent die. Methods Seventy-eight children…

Objective To investigate the value of pain catastrophizing in explaining pain, disability, and somatic complaints, beyond negative affectivity (NA). Method Two cross-sectional studies, one in a sample of school children (n = 193) and a second in a…

Objective To review empirical studies of the efficacy of psychological interventions as adjuvanttherapies for children with pediatric diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, and sickle celldisease. Methods A search was conducted for qualifying studies…

Objective To examine the associations between coping style, social support, self-efficacy, locus of control, maternal adjustment, and depressive symptoms in children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) of childhood. Methods Fifty children with RAP…

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