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Screening children with asthma for psychosocial adjustment problems: a tool for health care professionals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16939996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To develop a brief questionnaire for health care professionals to use in screening children with asthma for psychosocial adjustment problems. METHOD: The initial version of the Childhood Asthma Resiliency Questionnaire (CARQ) listed 85 items focusing on self-esteem, medical fears, peer relationships, family relations, stress, and depression. The number of items was reduced after focus groups and pilot testing. In pilot tests, 100 children with asthma completed the CARQ. Parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). Another sample of 73 children with mild asthma was also obtained. RESULTS: The total CARQ score was significantly correlated (p < 0.001) with Total Problems, Internalizing, and Externalizing Problems on the CBCL. Children with more hospitalizations and more days of school missed from asthma had significantly higher scores on the CARQ compared to children with less functional morbidity. CONCLUSION: The CARQ appears to be a useful brief measure to help clinicians identify children at risk for problems adjusting to asthma.
S Gupta; S G Crawford; I Mitchell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0277-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  J Asthma     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-30     Completed Date:  2006-10-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106454     Medline TA:  J Asthma     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital, and the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Adjustment Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology
Asthma / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology
Depression / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  psychology
Family Relations
Internal-External Control
Mass Screening*
Peer Group
Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data*
Pilot Projects
Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Factors
Self Concept
Sick Role
Social Adjustment*
Statistics as Topic
Stress, Psychological / complications

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