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Children with asthma. Few adjustment problems are related to high perceived parental capacity and family cohesion

Reichenberg, Kjell LU and Broberg, Anders G (2005) In Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 59(1). p.13-18
Abstract
A cross-sectional investigation of 59 Swedish 7-9-year-olds with asthma and their parents was undertaken to study family factors of importance to the children's psychological adjustment. Children scored the I Think I Am questionnaire, a measure of global self-worth, parents the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL). Parents' report of family cohesion was assessed with the Family Climate questionnaire, perceived parental capacity with a combination of a short form of the Parental Locus of Control questionnaire and the Parenting Efficacy questionnaire. High family cohesion and high perceived parental capacity were both associated with a high average child-reported global self-worth and children having on average few emotional and behavioural... (More)
A cross-sectional investigation of 59 Swedish 7-9-year-olds with asthma and their parents was undertaken to study family factors of importance to the children's psychological adjustment. Children scored the I Think I Am questionnaire, a measure of global self-worth, parents the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL). Parents' report of family cohesion was assessed with the Family Climate questionnaire, perceived parental capacity with a combination of a short form of the Parental Locus of Control questionnaire and the Parenting Efficacy questionnaire. High family cohesion and high perceived parental capacity were both associated with a high average child-reported global self-worth and children having on average few emotional and behavioural problems according to parental ratings. We found no support for the often-held view that high family cohesion (i.e. enmeshment) is associated with poor psychological adjustment of the child. The study, although small and limited by its cross-sectional design, supports the association between family cohesion and perceived parental capacity on the one hand and psychological adjustment of children with asthma on the other. (Less)
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family cohesion, global, perceived parental capacity, self-worth, child behaviour checklist, child asthma
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Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
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59
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1
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13 - 18
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Informa Healthcare
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  • pmid:16195093
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1502-4725
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10.1080/08039480510018878
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English
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  abstract     = {A cross-sectional investigation of 59 Swedish 7-9-year-olds with asthma and their parents was undertaken to study family factors of importance to the children's psychological adjustment. Children scored the I Think I Am questionnaire, a measure of global self-worth, parents the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL). Parents' report of family cohesion was assessed with the Family Climate questionnaire, perceived parental capacity with a combination of a short form of the Parental Locus of Control questionnaire and the Parenting Efficacy questionnaire. High family cohesion and high perceived parental capacity were both associated with a high average child-reported global self-worth and children having on average few emotional and behavioural problems according to parental ratings. We found no support for the often-held view that high family cohesion (i.e. enmeshment) is associated with poor psychological adjustment of the child. The study, although small and limited by its cross-sectional design, supports the association between family cohesion and perceived parental capacity on the one hand and psychological adjustment of children with asthma on the other.},
  author       = {Reichenberg, Kjell and Broberg, Anders G},
  issn         = {1502-4725},
  keyword      = {family cohesion,global,perceived parental capacity,self-worth,child behaviour checklist,child asthma},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {13--18},
  publisher    = {Informa Healthcare},
  series       = {Nordic Journal of Psychiatry},
  title        = {Children with asthma. Few adjustment problems are related to high perceived parental capacity and family cohesion},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08039480510018878},
  volume       = {59},
  year         = {2005},
}