Psychological Correlates of Depression in Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Title

Psychological Correlates of Depression in Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Creator

Kaminsky L; Robertson M; Dewey D

Publisher

Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Date

2006

Subject

PedPal Lit

Description

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 (8-18 years) and their mothers were recruited from a gastroenterology clinic (GI) and community medical practices. Participants completed questionnaires that assessed coping style, social support, self-efficacy, locus of control, maternal adjustment, and psychological adjustment. Results Passive coping strategies such as isolating oneself from others, catastrophizing, and behavioral disengagement were associated with more child-reported depressive symptoms. Higher levels of self-efficacy and greater social support from teachers and classmates were associated with fewer child-reported depressive symptoms. Higher levels of maternal adjustment problems, higher social support from parents, and lower social support from classmates were associated with maternal reports of more child internalizing symptoms. Conclusions These findings suggest that coping style, self-efficacy, social support, and maternal adjustment are correlates of depressive symptoms in children with RAP.
2006

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Type

Journal Article

Citation

Kaminsky L; Robertson M; Dewey D, “Psychological Correlates of Depression in Children with Recurrent Abdominal Pain,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 20, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13179.

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