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OBJECTIVES (a) To assess emotional triggering of pediatric asthma and ascertain its contribution to disease morbidity and functional status; (b) to test whether negative family emotional climate (NFEQ) is associated with depressive and/or anxious symptoms and emotional triggering of asthma attacks in the child. METHOD Children with asthma (N = 272, 56%(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the reliability and validity of the Asthma Trigger Inventory (ATI) applied to a pediatric population. METHOD Children with asthma (N = 272, 56% male, age 7-17) and their primary caregivers answered together an asthma trigger inventory, ATI (Ritz, Steptoe, Bobb, Harris, & Edwards, 2006) developed for adults. Cronbach's alpha, principal(More)
OBJECTIVE This study tested a multilevel biobehavioral family model proposing that negative family emotional climate contributes to child depressive symptoms, which in turn contribute to asthma disease severity. Parent-child relational insecurity is proposed as a mediator. METHOD Children with asthma (N = 112; ages 7-18; 55% male) reported relational(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to assess the prevalence of depressive symptoms in children with asthma and the association between depression and asthma activity. METHOD Children ages 7 to 17 (n = 129) were recruited from a hospital emergency department after presenting for asthma symptoms. The majority of subjects were from disadvantaged, inner city(More)
It has been reported that, at any time, over half of the people with bipolar disorder are receiving no active treatment. Despite the availability of effective medications and psychotherapies, research concludes that the care of bipolar disorder in everyday practice is often deficient. Evidence base reports the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions(More)
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