The Ontario Child Health Study: Social Adjustment and Mental Health of Siblings of Children with Chronic Health Problems

  title={The Ontario Child Health Study: Social Adjustment and Mental Health of Siblings of Children with Chronic Health Problems},
  author={D. Cadman and M. Boyle and D. Offord},
  journal={Journal of Developmental \& Behavioral Pediatrics},
There has been controversy concerning the type and amount of psychosocial maladjustment among the siblings of children with chronic physical health problems and disabilities. Most previous studies have been conducted in clinical populations, often from tertiary care centers. This paper reports the risks of psychiatric disorders and social adjustment problems of the siblings of chronically ill children found in the Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS). The OCHS was a general population survey of 3… Expand
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