Rachel Neff Greenley

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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)
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)
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 examine reliability and validity data for the Family Interaction Macro-coding System (FIMS) with adolescents with spina bifida (SB), adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), and healthy adolescents and their families. METHODS Sixty-eight families of children with SB, 58 families of adolescents with T1DM, and 68 families in a healthy(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)
OBJECTIVE To present psychometric data on youth and parent versions of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease-Family Responsibility Questionnaire (IBD-FRQ), a measure of family involvement in IBD management. METHODS Fifty-eight adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), along with 55 mothers and 26 fathers completed the IBD-FRQ, a demographics(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 examine changes in three domains of condition-related knowledge among youth with spina bifida and to examine the utility of youth cognitive ability level and condition severity as predictors of knowledge change. METHODS Seventy preadolescents with spina bifida completed a 12-item questionnaire assessing knowledge of spina bifida at three time(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the quality of life (QoL) of parents of youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and examine youth disease activity (DA) and youth QoL as predictors of parent QoL. METHODS Forty-nine youth with IBD (ages 10-18) and a parent completed measures of demographics, parent QoL, and youth QoL. Youth DA ratings were obtained from medical(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine longitudinal relations between early adolescent family conflict and late adolescent psychosocial adjustment, and the moderating role of low birth weight. METHODS Three groups of adolescents (48 with birth weight <750 g, 46 with birth weight 750-1499 g, and 51 term-born controls) and their parents completed ratings of family conflict(More)