Psychological distress associated with home parenteral nutrition in Swedish children, adolescents, and their parents: Preliminary results

@article{Engstrm2003PsychologicalDA,
  title={Psychological distress associated with home parenteral nutrition in Swedish children, adolescents, and their parents: Preliminary results},
  author={Ingemar Engstr{\"o}m and Berit Bj{\"o}rnestam and Yigael Finkel},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={
          246-50
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is life saving in some patients with intestinal failure. Clinical experience suggests that there may be psychologic problems in HPN children, including food refusal on reintroduction of food, parent-child conflict, sibling rivalry, and disruption of family routine. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychologic distress in children with HPN and the social integration of their parents. METHODS The parents were asked to fill in three… CONTINUE READING

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