Children's adjustment to parental physical illness.

  title={Children's adjustment to parental physical illness.},
  author={Yolanda G. Korneluk and Christine M. Lee},
  journal={Clinical child and family psychology review},
  volume={1 3},
We review recent empirical literature examining the impact of parent physical illness on child functioning. We review studies of illness characteristics (n = 16), individual characteristics (n = 6), and family characteristics (n = 6). Although children's self-reports indicate heightened distress, parental reports do not suggest more problematic functioning. Child adjustment appears to be more closely related to perceptions of stressfulness rather than to objective illness severity indices… CONTINUE READING

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