Margaret S. Bonner

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Nonadherence to treatment is an important influence on the health outcomes of children and adolescents with pediatric asthma, which is the most prevalent childhood chronic illness. Because the factors that influence treatment adherence for pediatric asthma are not well understood, a comprehensive review of relevant research is needed. To address this need,(More)
A mixed-methods design was utilized to examine strategies that families use to manage the post-transplant oral medication regimen of adolescents with renal transplants. Seventeen adolescents and their caregivers were administered structured interviews assessing the tasks that families identified as comprising the oral medication regimen, how tasks were(More)
OBJECTIVE : This study sought to examine the differential effect of youth age on the association between parental uncertainty and both parent distress and youth depressive symptoms within the context of juvenile rheumatic disease. METHOD : The sample comprised 51 youth aged 9 to 17 years diagnosed with a juvenile rheumatic disease and their parents. Youth(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study examined the relationship between sleep quality and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). PARTICIPANTS Participants were 501 undergraduate students with allergies (167), asthma + allergies (167), or with no history of a chronic illness (167) completed study measures from August 2011 to April 2012. METHODS The undergraduate(More)
Studies demonstrate a link between parental distress, youth illness appraisals, and depression symptoms in youth with juvenile rheumatic diseases. However, the exclusive use of broadband (i.e. general) measures of parental distress in these studies has resulted in conceptual and clinical imprecision regarding the parent-child adjustment process. Our aim was(More)
Parents of youth with juvenile rheumatic diseases (JRD) often take on illness management responsibilities that can become burdensome, potentially resulting in poor parent adjustment outcomes. However, not all caregivers will experience increased distress as a result of variability in stress appraisals. The current study examined the role of parent illness(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the factor structure and convergent validity of the Illness Intrusiveness Scale--Parent Version in mother and fathers of children and adolescents ages 7 to 18 (M = 13.56 years, SD = 2.67) diagnosed with a juvenile rheumatic disease. DESIGN Parents of 122 children and adolescents (82 girls, 40 boys) completed the Illness Intrusiveness(More)
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