Adaptation to juvenile rheumatic disease: a controlled evaluation of functional disability with a one-year follow-up.

@article{Timko1992AdaptationTJ,
  title={Adaptation to juvenile rheumatic disease: a controlled evaluation of functional disability with a one-year follow-up.},
  author={Christine Timko and K W Stovel and Rudolf H. Moos and John Jay Miller},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={67-76}
}
Compared the adaptation of 165 patients with juvenile rheumatic disease (JRD) to that of their healthy siblings. Patients were divided into those with mild functional disability and those with moderate/severe disability. Adaptation in several domains was assessed by parents and children on two occasions 1 year apart. The adjustment difficulties of the JRD children were limited primarily to social functioning but appeared also in the psychological and family problems domains. Compared to "mild… CONTINUE READING

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