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This study used meta-analytic methods to compare the functioning of parents of children with cancer to parents of physically healthy children or normative samples. A meta-analysis using fixed effects, weighted least squares methods was conducted on 29 studies examining psychological distress and marital and family functioning among parents of children with(More)
OBJECTIVE To empirically test a biopsychosocial model of predictors of youth diabetes care behaviors and metabolic control. METHODS A cross-sectional multisite study of youths (N = 222) with T1D (mean age = 12.6) used structural equation modeling to examine interrelations among predictors, with follow-up analyses of covariance (ANCOVAs). RESULTS Youths'(More)
The common cold has been estimated to cost the United States > $3.5 billion per year. Despite several randomized clinical trials, the effect of treating colds with zinc gluconate remains uncertain due to conflicting results. We conducted a meta-analysis of published randomized clinical trials on the use of zinc gluconate lozenges in colds using the random(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether children's distress moderates the relationship between parental responses to children's pain behaviors and functional disability. METHODS Participants were 215 children (ages 8 to 16 years) diagnosed with either headaches, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, or sickle cell disease. Children and parents completed questionnaires(More)
BACKGROUND In the United States, the common cold has been estimated to cost more than $3.5 billion a year. Despite several randomized clinical trials, the effect of treating colds with zinc salts lozenges remains uncertain because of conflicting results. OBJECTIVE To conduct a meta-analysis of published randomized clinical trials on the use of zinc salts(More)
Children and adolescents who have survived childhood cancer are vulnerable to late effects of their disease and treatment experience, including both physical and psychological sequelae. The neurodevelopmental (ND) sequelae (e.g., difficulties with attention, memory, information processing, and other executive functions) faced by children surviving central(More)
BACKGROUND Mixed findings on the neuropsychological sequelae of chemotherapy-only treatment for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), without radiation, indicate the need for a comprehensive meta-analytic review. The purpose of the current study was to conduct a meta-analysis assessing neuropsychological and academic functioning differences between(More)
This study explored some of the antecedents and consequences of young adults' beliefs about safe-sex communication in their early couple relationships. The sample consisted of 237 unmarried, heterosexual Australian university students, 16 to 19 years of age, approximately evenly divided between virgins and those with sexual experience. Drawing on a model of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess age differences associated with depressive symptoms and functional disability in children and adolescents with recurrent headache. BACKGROUND Research has indicated that psychological factors, especially depression, are related to the extent and nature of functional disability experienced from headaches. There is a lack of research(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the utility of a cumulative risk index (CRI) in predicting the family burden of injury (FBI) over time in families of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). PARTICIPANTS One hundred eight children with severe or moderate TBI and their families participated in the study. MEASURES The measures used in the study include the(More)