Psychologic adjustment of siblings of children with chronic illness.

@article{Lavigne1979PsychologicAO,
  title={Psychologic adjustment of siblings of children with chronic illness.},
  author={John V. Lavigne and Michael Dennis Ryan},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1979},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={
          616-27
        }
}
Although numerous references are made to the stressful, deleterious effects of chronic or terminal illnesses and handicaps on the siblings of pediatric patients, very few studies have been conducted using comparison groups. The present study compared the adjustment of 3- to 13-year-old siblings of pediatric hematology (N = 62), cardiology (N = 57), and plastic surgery patients (N = 37) with healthy siblings (N = 46). The adjustment measure was an objective, paper-and-pencil measure of children… CONTINUE READING

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