Catherine Cant Peterson

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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 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)
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)
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)
This study examined whether late effects and poor survivor quality of life (QOL) characterize discordant parent dyads and "unhealthy" family functioning in neuroblastoma survivors. Parents of 135 neuroblastoma survivors (78 two-parent dyads) completed measures of late effects and family functioning, and survivors completed the Pediatric Quality of Life(More)
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