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The relationship of coping behaviors to depressive symptoms in youth with epilepsy: An examination of caregiver and youth proxy report.
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PMID:  22481037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Study aims were to explore evaluation and comparison of measures of coping and the relationship of epilepsy-specific coping responses to depressive symptoms in youth with epilepsy (YWE). Seventy-six YWE ages 9-17 completed the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI) and the Kidcope. Sixty-six caregivers reported on youth coping (CHIC) and seizure activity. Epilepsy variables were abstracted from electronic medical records. There were no significant correlations between the CHIC coping factors and individual Kidcope scores. Only one CHIC factor, "competence/optimism," was significantly negatively correlated with CDI. Regression analyses revealed a significant association between CDI and negative coping (Kidcope) after adjusting for sex, number of AEDs, and seizure severity. On the CDI, 27% of YWE endorsed suicidal ideation. Findings provide preliminary support for use of the Kidcope as a measure of negative epilepsy-specific coping. These results imply that youth coping and suicidal ideation are important to assess in relation to depressive symptoms and that youth report of these symptoms is particularly salient to the evaluation of youth functioning.
Janelle L Wagner; Pamela L Ferguson; Gigi Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing, 99 Jonathan Lucas St., Charleston, SC 29425, USA; Medical University of South Carolina, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, USA; Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Pediatrics, USA.
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