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Self-management, satisfaction with family functioning, and the course of psychological symptoms in emerging adults with spina bifida

Bellin, MH and Dosa, N and Zabel, TA and Aparicio, E and Dicianno, BE and Osteen, P (2013) Self-management, satisfaction with family functioning, and the course of psychological symptoms in emerging adults with spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38 (1). 50 - 62. ISSN 0146-8693

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Abstract

Objective: To explore psychological symptoms in emerging adults with spina bifida (SB) and their association with self-management and satisfaction with family functioning. Methods: Longitudinal data were collected at 2 time points, 15 months apart, in 48 individuals with SB. Reliable change indices and paired samples t-tests assessed change in anxiety and depressive symptoms. Hierarchical regression models explored the contributions of SB severity, family satisfaction, and self-management in explaining change in psychological symptoms. Results: No significant group level differences in psychological symptoms were found across time in participants (Mean age 22 years), but significant individual-level change in anxiety symptoms (n = 13) and depressive symptoms (n = 9) was observed. Improved satisfaction with family functioning was associated with decreased anxiety symptoms (b = -0.30, p =. 02), and increased SB self-management was related to reduced depressive symptoms (b = -0.63, p =. 01). Conclusions: Changes in self-management and satisfaction with family functioning may influence the course of psychological symptoms. © The Author 2012.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bellin, MH
Dosa, N
Zabel, TA
Aparicio, E
Dicianno, BEdicianno@pitt.eduDICIANNO0000-0003-0738-0192
Osteen, P
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 January 2013
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
Volume: 38
Number: 1
Page Range: 50 - 62
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1093/jpepsy/jss095
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0146-8693
PubMed ID: 22976508
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 18:29
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 00:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15678

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