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BACKGROUND: An estimated 12.8% of children and adolescents experience chronic health conditions which lead to poor quality of life, adjustment and coping issues, and concurrent mental health problems. Digital health deployment of psychosocial…

Background: Perinatal loss is a traumatic and complex experience that contributes to negative maternal psychological states and adverse outcomes impacting fetal development, maternal-fetal/infant bonding, marital/partner relationships, and child…

Objectives: * Apply the principles of plain language to deliver easy-to-understand, evidence-based palliative care information to those with serious illnesses and their families. * Utilize common forms of telecommunications (text messaging and email)…

BACKGROUND: Tuberous sclerosis complex is a multisystem disorder that includes a range of tuberous sclerosis associated neuropsychiatric disorders (TAND). The lifetime prevalence rates of TAND are very high; yet surveys suggest that the majority of…

Losing a child is devastating for parents and grandparents. Family and friends generally focus on comforting and supporting the bereaved parents, unintentionally ignoring the bereaved grandparents. Grandmothers and grandfathers often struggle with…

AIM: Medical providers may face unique emotional challenges when confronted with the suffering of chronically ill, dying, and bereaved children. This study assessed the preliminary outcomes of participation in a group-based multimodal mindfulness…

Objectives: This presentation will describe a collaborative intervention that can enhance resilience in hospitalized patients when they are struggling with the emotional sequelae of their medical illness. The presentation will discuss the specialty…

Death of a relative or friend is a potentially disruptive event in the lives of adolescents. To provide targeted help, it is crucial to understand their grief and mental health experiences. Thematic analysis of 39 semi-structured telephone interviews…

BACKGROUND: The purpose of the current study was to investigate longitudinally children's behavioral and social competence outcomes up to 2 years after pediatric stem cell transplantation (SCT) and related factors. METHODS: Ninety-nine mothers and 24…

OBJECTIVES: Our goal was to investigate the physical and mental health of mothers who care for a child with Rett syndrome. METHODS: We assessed maternal physical and mental health by using the SF-12 version 1 physical component summary and mental…

The objective was to evaluate the prevalence of chronic conditions (CC) in adolescents in Switzerland; to describe their behaviour (leisure, sexuality, risk taking behaviour) and to compare them to those in adolescents who do not have CC in order to…

This longitudinal study examined the relation between life stress and basic beliefs about self-worth and the benevolence and meaningfulness of the world among mothers of children undergoing bone marrow transplantation (BMT). One hundred mothers…

The present study was undertaken to explore the psychosocial functioning of young people with chronic illness, their beliefs about treatment adherence, difficulties with adherence and concerns about living with their illness. A small correlational…

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: To assess parental stress following paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI), and examine the relationship between self-reported problems, parental stress and general health. RESEARCH DESIGN: Parents of 97 children admitted with a…

Contrasting predictors of depression among 101 men and 214 women providing care to spouses suffering from Alzheimer's Disease indicated that the sole predictor for husbands was ill health, whereas for wives less emotional investment was also…

Investigated the relationship between health status, social integration, qualitative aspects of social support, and social and psychological functioning in 194 women (aged 21–65 yrs) with rheumatoid arthritis. Ss completed a telephone interview that…

CONTEXT: The main threats to adolescents' health are the risk behaviors they choose. How their social context shapes their behaviors is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk and protective factors at the family, school, and individual levels…

This paper studies test-retest reliability and validity of one measure of adolescent health complaints. The test-retest included an eight-item symptom checklist developed for the survey of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (n=344). Qualitative…

The purpose of this study is to compare frequent users of school-based clinic services with students who have an average rate of utilization. SAMPLE: Of the 1413 students enrolled in a Denver school-based clinic (DSBC) during the 1989-1990 school…

We examined differences in stressors and well-being for caregivers who care for a relative with dementia at home and those who had placed their relative in a nursing home. The groups did not differ in depression or somatic complaints, but nursing…

This study was carried out in eight palliative care services in four Canadian cities. A revised version of The McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (MQOL) is compared to a single-item scale measuring overall quality of life (SIS), and the…

OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of non-malignant life-threatening illness in childhood and associated morbidity in the affected child and their family members. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Bath Clinical Area (total population…

The article presents a study with aim, Revealing the Impact of Loss: Exploring Mental Health Through the Use of Drawing/Writing With HIV Positive Adolescents in Johannesburg. This study examined the use of drawings completed by perinatally infected…

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a progressive, impairing, life-limiting disorder of childhood. Little is known about how siblings adapt to this. The aim of this study is to document psychosocial adjustment in siblings of patients with DMD.…

Aims:
A systematic review was conducted to appraise and classify evidence related to the life transitions of adolescents and young adults with life-limiting conditions.

Methods:
The databases searched were MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, CancerLit, and…
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