Family reinforcement of illness behavior: a comparison of adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome, juvenile arthritis, and healthy controls.

@article{Brace2000FamilyRO,
  title={Family reinforcement of illness behavior: a comparison of adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome, juvenile arthritis, and healthy controls.},
  author={M J Brace and M Scott Smith and Elizabeth A McCauley and David D. Sherry},
  journal={Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={332-9}
}
Parental encouragement of illness behavior is hypothesized to correlate with psychosocial dysfunction in adolescents with chronic illness. To explore this hypothesis, adolescents aged 11 to 17 years with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (n = 10), juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) (n = 16), and healthy adolescents (n = 14) were recruited for the study… CONTINUE READING