Psychosocial and family functioning in spina bifida.

  title={Psychosocial and family functioning in spina bifida.},
  author={Grayson N. Holmbeck and Katie A Devine},
  journal={Developmental disabilities research reviews},
  volume={16 1},
A developmentally oriented bio-neuropsychosocial model is introduced to explain the variation in family functioning and psychosocial adjustment in youth and young adults with spina bifida (SB). Research on the family functioning and psychosocial adjustment of individuals with SB is reviewed. The findings of past research on families of youth with SB support a resilience-disruption view of family functioning. That is, the presence of a child with SB disrupts normative family functioning but many… CONTINUE READING

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