Siblings Of Children With A Complex Chronic Health Condition: Maternal Posttraumatic Growth As A Predictor Of Changes In Child Behavior Problems.

Title

Siblings Of Children With A Complex Chronic Health Condition: Maternal Posttraumatic Growth As A Predictor Of Changes In Child Behavior Problems.

Creator

Stephenson E; DeLongis A; Steele R; Cadell S; Andrews GS; Siden H

Identifier

DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw053

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Psychology

Date

2016

Subject

Child Behavior Problems; Complex Chronic Conditions; Families; Pediatric Palliative Care; Posttraumatic Growth; Siblings.

Description

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 families with at least one child diagnosed with a life-threatening genetic, metabolic, or neurological condition. Every 6 months for up to 4 years, sibling behavior problems were assessed through both parent-reports and youth self-reports. At each visit, mothers also completed self-reports of posttraumatic growth.  RESULTS:  Time-lagged multilevel regression analyses revealed that higher levels of maternal posttraumatic growth predicted subsequent declines in parent-reported internalizing, externalizing, and total behavior problems among healthy siblings. These findings were partially replicated using youth self-reports of their own behavior problems.  CONCLUSION:  The findings suggest that the benefits of posttraumatic growth may extend beyond the self to other family members, particularly to children in the family.

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Citation List Month

June 2016 List

Citation

Stephenson E; DeLongis A; Steele R; Cadell S; Andrews GS; Siden H, “Siblings Of Children With A Complex Chronic Health Condition: Maternal Posttraumatic Growth As A Predictor Of Changes In Child Behavior Problems.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 25, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10545.

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