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Diabetic children and their parents: personality correlates of metabolic control

Rydén, Olof LU ; Nevander, L; Johnsson, Per LU ; Westbom, Lena LU and Sjöblad, Sture LU (1990) In Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica 79(12). p.1204-1212
Abstract
Test measures of field-dependence-independence and impulsiveness-control were obtained from two groups of diabetic children and their parents, the children being in optimal (O, n = 12) or poor (P. n = 27) metabolic control and, according to the judgment of clinicians, showing optimal or poor psychological adaptation. Children of the O-group scored lower in impulsiveness and higher in realistic functioning than those of the P-group. Differences which parallelled these were found between the two groups of fathers. The P-group fathers were decidedly more field-dependent than their wives, while the opposite was found for the O-group. Group differences of the kind obtained were seen as possible determinants of disturbed family interaction or... (More)
Test measures of field-dependence-independence and impulsiveness-control were obtained from two groups of diabetic children and their parents, the children being in optimal (O, n = 12) or poor (P. n = 27) metabolic control and, according to the judgment of clinicians, showing optimal or poor psychological adaptation. Children of the O-group scored lower in impulsiveness and higher in realistic functioning than those of the P-group. Differences which parallelled these were found between the two groups of fathers. The P-group fathers were decidedly more field-dependent than their wives, while the opposite was found for the O-group. Group differences of the kind obtained were seen as possible determinants of disturbed family interaction or emotional stress in the child in the P-group and of autonomy and self-reliance in the child in the O-group. It is concluded that the role of fathers of diabetic children has been underestimated. (Less)
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juvenile diabetes mellitus, psychosocial factors, IDDM, personality, family
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Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica
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79
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12
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1204 - 1212
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Taylor & Francis
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0001-656X
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10.1111/j.1651-2227.1990.tb11411.x
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  author       = {Rydén, Olof and Nevander, L and Johnsson, Per and Westbom, Lena and Sjöblad, Sture},
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  number       = {12},
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  series       = {Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Diabetic children and their parents: personality correlates of metabolic control},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.1990.tb11411.x},
  volume       = {79},
  year         = {1990},
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