Adjustment difficulties of adolescents with sickle cell disease.

  title={Adjustment difficulties of adolescents with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Rosie B Pinckney and Gail W. Stuart},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc},
  volume={17 1},
TOPIC The psychosocialfactors that affect adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD). PURPOSE To explore whether specific psychosocial factors can provide clues to the future adjustment of this population. SOURCES Ovid Web, Medline, Psychinfo, and CINAHL databases for the years 1997 to 2001. CONCLUSIONS Promoting effective psychosocial functioning is as important as managing the medical aspects of SCD, yet this is an area of care that is commonly overlooked. Nurses, therefore, have an… CONTINUE READING