Illness-Related Parenting in Mothers with Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms

@article{Crane2004IllnessRelatedPI,
  title={Illness-Related Parenting in Mothers with Functional Gastrointestinal Symptoms},
  author={Catherine Crane and Maryanne Martin},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={99},
  pages={694-702}
}
OBJECTIVE:Social learning has been identified as a factor that increases vulnerability to the development of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This study aimed to distinguish between child-mediated and parent-mediated modes of transmission of illness behavior. The reporting of infants' symptoms and treatment seeking for these symptoms, by mothers, was examined over the period during which infants were aged 0 to 18 months. Thus childrens' imitation of excessive maternal illness behavior could be… CONTINUE READING

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