publication . Doctoral thesis . 2004

Psychosocial situation of parents of children with congenital heart disease

  • Published: 31 Dec 2004
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Background: Current knowledge of the psychosocial situation of parents of congenital heart disease children (PCCHD) should be interpreted with caution. Most studies may not be representative of the population in question, and tend to concentrate mainly on describing PCCHD's distress experiences. Little is known about determinants of PCCHD's psychosocial situation in general. Aims: The general aim of this thesis was to study the psychosocial situation of PCCHD relative to parents of children with other diseases (PCOD) and parents of healthy children (PHC), and to identify and quantify determinants of the parents' psychosocial outcome. Methods: PCCHD (n=1092), PCO...
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