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Impact of chronic illness in children on parental living conditions. A population-based study in a Swedish primary care district

Westbom, Lena LU (1992) In Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 10(2). p.83-90
Abstract
In a geographically defined child population aged 0-15, every twelfth child suffered from chronic illness. Their parents and randomly selected control children's parents were asked about their living conditions using questionnaires. Non-responders (30%) had the same sociodemographic profile as responders. The socioeconomic level in index families (n = 95) was lower than in control families (n = 166). Both parents worked fewer hours in index than in control families. Index mothers had more health problems and sick days than control mothers. The parents' social relations were most hampered by having children with allergic disorders or mental retardation. Despite reduced hours, more absence from work to care for sick children, and reduced... (More)
In a geographically defined child population aged 0-15, every twelfth child suffered from chronic illness. Their parents and randomly selected control children's parents were asked about their living conditions using questionnaires. Non-responders (30%) had the same sociodemographic profile as responders. The socioeconomic level in index families (n = 95) was lower than in control families (n = 166). Both parents worked fewer hours in index than in control families. Index mothers had more health problems and sick days than control mothers. The parents' social relations were most hampered by having children with allergic disorders or mental retardation. Despite reduced hours, more absence from work to care for sick children, and reduced leisure activities, two thirds of the parents of moderately/severely disabled children found it difficult to cater adequately to the needs of their child. A family approach is recommended to provide comprehensive care of children with chronic illness, in which both specialized and primary care are needed. (Less)
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chronic disease, primary health care, family medicine, father, mother, living conditions, working hours, sick-leave, well-being, social support, relief care
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Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
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10
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2
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83 - 90
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Taylor & Francis
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  • pmid:1386469
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0281-3432
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10.3109/02813439209014042
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English
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  abstract     = {In a geographically defined child population aged 0-15, every twelfth child suffered from chronic illness. Their parents and randomly selected control children's parents were asked about their living conditions using questionnaires. Non-responders (30%) had the same sociodemographic profile as responders. The socioeconomic level in index families (n = 95) was lower than in control families (n = 166). Both parents worked fewer hours in index than in control families. Index mothers had more health problems and sick days than control mothers. The parents' social relations were most hampered by having children with allergic disorders or mental retardation. Despite reduced hours, more absence from work to care for sick children, and reduced leisure activities, two thirds of the parents of moderately/severely disabled children found it difficult to cater adequately to the needs of their child. A family approach is recommended to provide comprehensive care of children with chronic illness, in which both specialized and primary care are needed.},
  author       = {Westbom, Lena},
  issn         = {0281-3432},
  keyword      = {chronic disease,primary health care,family medicine,father,mother,living conditions,working hours,sick-leave,well-being,social support,relief care},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {83--90},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care},
  title        = {Impact of chronic illness in children on parental living conditions. A population-based study in a Swedish primary care district},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02813439209014042},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {1992},
}