Emotional and behavioral changes in parents of children affected by hemolytic-uremic syndrome associated with verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli: a qualitative analysis.

@article{Pollock2009EmotionalAB,
  title={Emotional and behavioral changes in parents of children affected by hemolytic-uremic syndrome associated with verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli: a qualitative analysis.},
  author={Kevin G.J. Pollock and Elaine Duncan and John M. Cowden},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={263-9}
}
BACKGROUND The long-term clinical outcome for children affected by hemolytic uremic syndrome associated with verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC-HUS) is well documented, but the parental experience is not. OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the effects of the critical-care hospitalization for this condition on well-being of patients' families. METHOD A group of 30 parents completed a free-response format survey when their child presented to the hospital; 19 of this cohort… CONTINUE READING

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