Chronic disease and perceived developmental progression in adolescence

Title

Chronic disease and perceived developmental progression in adolescence

Creator

Seiffge-Krenke I

Publisher

Developmental Psychology

Date

1998

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Peer Group; Sick Role; Social Adjustment; Body Image; adolescent; Adaptation; Psychological; Adolescent Transitions; Activities of Daily Living/psychology; Personality Development; Diabetes Mellitus; Life Style; Type 1/psychology

Description

This study examined whether chronic illness causes delays in adolescents' perceived developmental status. Longitudinal data were obtained from 86 adolescents afflicted with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and 103 healthy adolescents. The adolescents annually completed a questionnaire pertaining to their current developmental status and their desired future developmental status in 11 age-specific developmental tasks. Health status and physical maturity were also determined. In the first year of the study, the diabetics reported delays compared with their healthy peers in some developmental tasks, particularly physical maturity and an independent lifestyle. However, the overall developmental progression perceived by chronically ill adolescents was impressive. The difficulty of balancing normative development with the demands of chronic illness is discussed.
1998

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1073-1084

Issue

5

Volume

34

Citation

Seiffge-Krenke I, “Chronic disease and perceived developmental progression in adolescence,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12171.

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