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Confirmatory and disconfirmatory family communication as predictor of offspring socio-emotional functioning. A 10 to 14 year follow-up of children at risk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8919329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-nine families from the University of Rochester Child and Family Study were followed up 10 to 14 years after initial assessment. Two inclusion criteria were applied: at least one of the parents should have been hospitalized for a functional psychiatric disorder before initial assessment and the male index offspring should be 18 years or older at follow-up. Family communication was observed by the Consensus Rorschach procedure and coded with the Confirmation-Disconfirmation Coding System. Offspring childhood social competence was rated by peers, teachers and parents. Outcome measures included the Denver Community Mental Health Questionnaire, the Global Assessment Scale and hospitalization for a psychiatric disorder. Results showed that the family's level of confirmation and disconfirmation communication during Consensus Rorschach at initial testing predicted offspring interpersonal functioning and hospitalization for psychiatric disorders. These findings were not due to the initial social competence or IQ of the child, the level of functional impairment in parents or their social class.
L Wichstrom; A M Anderson; A Holte; R Husby; L C Wynne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0001-690X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Publication Date:  1996 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370364     Medline TA:  Acta Psychiatr Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Trondheim.
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MeSH Terms
Affective Symptoms / diagnosis,  genetics,  psychology*
Bipolar Disorder / diagnosis,  genetics,  psychology
Child of Impaired Parents / psychology
Child, Preschool
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  genetics,  psychology
Family / psychology*
Follow-Up Studies
Personality Assessment
Personality Development*
Risk Factors
Schizophrenia / diagnosis,  genetics
Schizophrenic Psychology
Self Concept*
Social Adjustment*
Social Support*

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