Lillian M Esses

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Thirty-three index children, aged 12-18 years, with a non-hospitalized multiple sclerotic patient and 33 control subjects were administered the Family Environment Scale, a scale that measures perception of family environment on the dimensions of family relationships, personal growth, and system maintenance. Subjects in the index group were each matched with(More)
Head injury frequently produces physical and psychological sequelae involving cognitive, behavioural, and personality disturbances which are chronic and perhaps even permanent. Clinically, it is apparent that the marital relationships of head injury patients face initial disruption as well as ongoing challenges in dealing with the physical,(More)
The behavioral and emotional adjustment of 27 siblings of ill children was compared with that of 27 siblings from "healthy" families. Findings indicated that siblings of ill children had significantly more behavior problems than did controls. Levels of self-concept, however, did not differ. The importance of systemic research on the topic is highlighted.
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