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Article: Psychological vulnerability and resilience in children and adolescents with thalassaemia major

TitlePsychological vulnerability and resilience in children and adolescents with thalassaemia major
Authors
KeywordsAdjustment
Coping
Developmental patterns
Resilience
Thalassaemia major
Issue Date2008
PublisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpaed.org/index.asp
Citation
Hong Kong Journal Of Paediatrics, 2008, v. 13 n. 4, p. 239-252 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: Chronic childhood illness may be a risk factor for psychosocial or psychiatric disturbances. Yet, children with chronic illnesses may also show resilience and active coping with varying degrees of success or failure. The present study aims to outline the patterns of coping and adjustment of patients with thalassaemia major, and identify specific developmental issues associated with living with the chronic illness. Method: Seventy-three patients receiving treatments at Queen Mary Hospital were assessed with a set of semi-structured interview and questionnaires instruments covering the children's perceptions of their quality of life, illness and treatment. Their psychological adjustment was assessed through measures on life satisfaction, the extent and nature to which they felt they had been adversely affected by the illness and treatment, and their views of the future and of themselves. Results: The patients had multiple concerns and dissatisfactions with their illness, treatments, and health status, but many of their concerns were also commonly noted in normal healthy children. Resilience is demonstrated in a proportion of patients. There were clear developmental trends showing that patients had changing concerns over different stages of their development. Older patients had more adverse impact as chronicity and mental exhaustion in coping with the illness seemed to be an important factor affecting adjustment. Conclusions: The results indicate the need for psychosocial interventions, especially for the older patients with thalassaemia major.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/59536
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.194
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.123
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dc.contributor.authorFung, ASMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLow, LCKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHa, SYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, PWHen_HK
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal Of Paediatrics, 2008, v. 13 n. 4, p. 239-252en_HK
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dc.description.abstractObjectives: Chronic childhood illness may be a risk factor for psychosocial or psychiatric disturbances. Yet, children with chronic illnesses may also show resilience and active coping with varying degrees of success or failure. The present study aims to outline the patterns of coping and adjustment of patients with thalassaemia major, and identify specific developmental issues associated with living with the chronic illness. Method: Seventy-three patients receiving treatments at Queen Mary Hospital were assessed with a set of semi-structured interview and questionnaires instruments covering the children's perceptions of their quality of life, illness and treatment. Their psychological adjustment was assessed through measures on life satisfaction, the extent and nature to which they felt they had been adversely affected by the illness and treatment, and their views of the future and of themselves. Results: The patients had multiple concerns and dissatisfactions with their illness, treatments, and health status, but many of their concerns were also commonly noted in normal healthy children. Resilience is demonstrated in a proportion of patients. There were clear developmental trends showing that patients had changing concerns over different stages of their development. Older patients had more adverse impact as chronicity and mental exhaustion in coping with the illness seemed to be an important factor affecting adjustment. Conclusions: The results indicate the need for psychosocial interventions, especially for the older patients with thalassaemia major.en_HK
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dc.subjectAdjustmenten_HK
dc.subjectCopingen_HK
dc.subjectDevelopmental patternsen_HK
dc.subjectResilienceen_HK
dc.subjectThalassaemia majoren_HK
dc.titlePsychological vulnerability and resilience in children and adolescents with thalassaemia majoren_HK
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