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The Diabetes Family Behavior Scale (DFBS) was designed to measure diabetes-specific family support. The purposes of this study were to refine the scale and to assess reliability and criterion validity in terms of relationship to metabolic control. The DFBS was administered to 321 children and adolescents with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).(More)
We measured intellectual and motor function, social competence, and growth in 29 children (mean age 4 years 7 months) before liver transplantation and 1 year later. We used either the Bayley Scales, the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, and the Minnesota Child Development Inventory (MCDI), Motor Age Quotient, or the Wechsler Scales, depending on the age of(More)
Comparison was made of the mental function and physical growth of 21 children in whom liver disease occurred in the first year of life with 15 patients with late (17 months of age to 12 years of age) manifestation of liver disease. Ages (mean +/- SD) at testing for the two groups was 8 +/- 3 years for the early group and 11 +/- 5 years for the late group.(More)
Although children with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) have been found to have cognitive delays, the relationship between patterns of cognitive function and diagnostic category, age of onset, duration and severity of disease has not been assessed before transplantation. Verbal and performance IQ (VIQ, PIQ) scores and scores on Bannatyne's cognitive factors(More)
Fifty long-term (3-9 year) survivors of pediatric liver transplantation were assessed using IQ, achievement, and school history measures. Forty-seven of these children had been evaluated before transplantation on intellectual measures, with mean scores for the group found to be in the low average range. At follow-up evaluation, the scores remained in the(More)
The number of children who undergo cardiac, renal, and liver transplantation continues to increase. This review of the literature describing their cognitive function indicates that deficits ranging from gross IQ delay to subtle neuropsychological dysfunction are present in some of these children both before and after transplantation. However, with the(More)
We measured mental and motor development in 27 infants and 14 children with end-stage biliary atresia who were awaiting liver transplantation, and we measured disease-related variables (physical growth, liver function, and severity and duration of disease) that may relate to development. We then determined the relationship between development and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare compliance, psychiatric disorders, and family support in children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and clinic controls. METHOD Twenty-five youths hospitalized with DKA and 25 matched outpatient subjects with IDDM with no history of DKA during the preceding year were assessed(More)