Risk and protective influences in the lives of siblings of youths with spina bifida.

@article{Bellin2008RiskAP,
  title={Risk and protective influences in the lives of siblings of youths with spina bifida.},
  author={Melissa H Bellin and Pamela J. Kovacs and Kathleen J Sawin},
  journal={Health & social work},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          199-209
        }
}
The impact of childhood chronic health conditions like spina bifida (SB) is a shared family experience. However, the lived experience of siblings is not well known. One hundred and fifty-five brothers and sisters of a child with SB responded to an open-ended question included in an anonymous self-administered mail questionnaire designed to enhance awareness of how adolescent siblings experience this chronic condition. Content analysis performed by interdisciplinary authors identified four… CONTINUE READING

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