Psychosocial impact of cystic fibrosis in adolescence

Title

Psychosocial impact of cystic fibrosis in adolescence

Creator

Harrop M

Publisher

Paediatric Nursing

Date

2007

Subject

Adolescent Transitions

Description

Over 8,000 children, young people and adults in the UK are affected by cystic fibrosis and although no cure exists, comprehensive therapy started early and administered consistently delays disease progression. This article explores three aspects of the psychosocial effects of cystic fibrosis on the adolescent/young adult: the effect on the family, the effect on relationships and adherence to treatment. Much of the early research on the psychosocial impact of cystic fibrosis on the adolescent and the family presented a dismal picture of dysfunction. More recent studies indicate that cystic fibrosis patients generally lead active, age-appropriate social lives, that good information and support can reduce negative effects on families and that treatment regimes continue to cause difficulties for young people. Further research is needed into the psychosocial impact of cystic fibrosis on the increasing numbers of young people and adults with the disease.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

41-45

Issue

10

Volume

19

Citation

Harrop M, “Psychosocial impact of cystic fibrosis in adolescence,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13935.

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