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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)
The measurement properties of the newly developed Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) 3.0 Transplant Module in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients were evaluated. Participants included pediatric recipients of liver, kidney, heart and small bowel transplantation who were cared for at seven medical centers across the United States and their(More)
OBJECTIVE To study longitudinal associations between perceived pubertal timing and family conflict and cohesion during the transition to adolescence in 68 families of children with spina bifida and 68 matched families with able-bodied children. Children were 8 or 9 years old at Time 1 and 10 or 11 years old at Time 2. METHODS Family conflict and cohesion(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility of familial and parental variables in predicting trajectories of parenting behaviors among families of young adolescents with and without spina bifida (SB). METHOD Sixty-eight families with a child with SB and a demographically matched comparison group (CG) of 68 families of an able-bodied child participated.(More)
OBJECTIVE To document current clinical practices for medical regimen adherence assessment and intervention in the field of pediatric psychology. METHODS 113 members of the Society of Pediatric Psychology completed an anonymous online survey that assessed use of adherence assessments and interventions in clinical practice, barriers and facilitators to(More)
Purpose: To examine the roles of cognitive social maturity and life change events in a structural equation model (SEM) to explain adolescents' use of marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. Methods: Data were derived from 1322 9th and 10th graders in a HIV prevention study. Students completed a survey of their cognitive social maturity, recent life events and(More)
PURPOSE To examine stability versus change in parental understanding of random assignment in randomized clinical trials (RCTs) for pediatric leukemia and to identify factors associated with changes in understanding. METHODS Eighty-four parents of children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia or acute myeloid leukemia who were enrolled onto a(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma disproportionately affects African American youth and may significantly impair their daily functioning. Although a number of self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures have been developed, many rely on parent proxy report rather than youth self-report. Few validity studies have been undertaken to evaluate youth(More)
In this article, a biopsychosocial model of adolescent development is used as an organizing framework for a review of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention research with adolescent populations. During adolescence many critical health behaviors emerge, affecting future disease outcomes in adulthood. In addition, most of the predominant causes of(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a meta-analytic review of psychosocial adjustment of youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS Nineteen studies with a total of 1167 youth with IBD (M age = 14.33, 50% female) were included. Effect size (ES) estimates were calculated for anxiety symptoms & disorders, depressive symptoms & disorders, internalizing symptoms &(More)