Psychological distress in parents of children with severe congenital heart disease: the impact of prenatal versus postnatal diagnosis

@article{Brosig2007PsychologicalDI,
  title={Psychological distress in parents of children with severe congenital heart disease: the impact of prenatal versus postnatal diagnosis},
  author={Cheryl L. Brosig and Beth N Whitstone and Michele A. Frommelt and Stephanie J Frisbee and Steven R. Leuthner},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={27},
  pages={687-692}
}
Objective:The purpose of the study was to evaluate coping and psychological functioning of parents of children prenatally or postnatally diagnosed with congenital heart disease.Study Design:Parents of 10 infants prenatally diagnosed by fetal echocardiogram and 7 infants postnatally diagnosed with severe congenital heart disease completed the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI) at the time of diagnosis, at the time of birth and 6 months after birth. Prenatal and postnatal groups were compared to each… CONTINUE READING