Erika E Swift

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OBJECTIVE Parents of children with type 1 diabetes are crucial to promoting positive disease adaptation and health outcomes among these youngsters, yet this success may come at some consequence to parents' own well-being. Little research has examined the stress faced by parents, or explored the psychological and behavioral correlates of their stress. (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)
BACKGROUND Socioeconomic status (SES) is one of the most frequently identified and potent predictors of disease morbidity and mortality. It also predicts diabetes care and metabolic control, yet it is often confounded with parental marital status and ethnicity in pediatric samples. PURPOSE Key demographic risk factors for poorer metabolic control in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe internship training in pediatric psychology and to determine its correspondence with the recommendations of the Society of Pediatric Psychology (SPP) Task Force on Training. METHODS A survey based on the Task Force recommendations was sent to all internship programs that reported offering a major rotation in pediatrics. RESULTS(More)
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