publication . Article . 2009

Parental Overprotection Predicts the Development of Functional Somatic Symptoms in Young Adolescents

Karin A.M. Janssens; Albertine J. Oldehinkel; Judith G.M. Rosmalen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2009
Abstract
Objective To examine whether parental overprotection contributes to die development of functional somatic symptoms (FSS) in young adolescents. In addition, we aimed to study whether this potential effect of parental overprotection is mediated by parenting distress and/or moderated by the adolescent's sex. Study design FSS were measured in 2230 adolescents (ages 10 to 12 years from the Tracking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey) by the Somatic Complaints subscale of the Youth Self Report at baseline and at follow-up 21/2 years later. Parental overprotection as perceived by the child was assessed by means of the EMBU-C (Swedish acronym for my memories of upbrin...
Subjects
free text keywords: RECURRENT ABDOMINAL-PAIN, CHRONIC-FATIGUE-SYNDROME, ILLNESS BEHAVIOR, SCHOOL-AGE, CHILDREN, CHILDHOOD, SAMPLE, ASSOCIATIONS, COMPLAINTS, DISORDERS, UMCG Approved, Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Parental overprotection, Clinical psychology, business.industry, business, Family life, Stress index, Distress, Chronic fatigue syndrome, medicine.disease, Self report, Young adolescents, Potential effect, Internal medicine, Endocrinology
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