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Family Resilience From the Perspective of Caregivers of Youth With Sickle Cell Disease

Families coping with sickle cell disease (SCD) often face heightened psychosocial risk factors, and research in pediatric SCD has often focused more on this area than resiliency factors. The aim of this study was to gain a better understanding of family resiliency in SCD based on caregiver perspectives. A secondary qualitative analysis was conducted with data from a mixed-methods study of caregivers of youth with SCD (n=22).

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 16:59

Evaluation of family management of an adolescent with sickle cell disease

Objective: to describe the experience of the family management of an adolescent with sickle cell disease.

Method: case study, which used the theoretical model of the Family Management Style Framework (FMSF). Data was collected through interviews with the mother and documental analysis and, previously, being submitted to hybrid thematic analysis.

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 16:03

Stress and the Home Environment in Caregivers of Children with Sickle Cell

Objective: Caregivers of young children with chronic illnesses are at high risk for elevated levels of stress and mental health symptoms. This study examined stress and mental health symptoms as well as the socioeconomic status (SES) and home environments of a cohort of caregivers of infants and toddlers with sickle cell disease (SCD).

Tue, 12/20/2022 - 11:31

Caregiver Perspectives of Stigma Associated With Sickle Cell Disease in Adolescents

Patients and families affected by various medical conditions report experiencing health-related stigma, which contributes to detrimental physical, psychological, and social outcomes. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disorder that affects 89,000 individuals in the United States and is often associated with negative stereotypes and incorrect assumptions. The present study explored the perception of stigma as reported by caregivers of adolescents with SCD. Focus groups were conducted with 20 caregivers of patients with SCD. Focus groups were audio recorded and transcribed.

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 16:47

Responsive Parenting Behaviors and Cognitive Function in Children With Sickle Cell Disease

Objective: Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) are at increased risk for cognitive impairment as a result in part from biological characteristics of the disease; however, limited research has explored possible social and contextual factors associated with risk for cognitive problems.

Tue, 12/13/2022 - 12:32

Sickle cell disease perceptions of caregivers, adolescent, and adult patients: Barriers and facilitators to medical care adherence

Aims: To provide an understanding of medical care adherence factors as reported by caregivers, adolescent, and adult patients with sickle cell disease and to analyse those concerns to identify barriers and facilitators about medical care adherence. Three topics influenced medical care adherence: the disease itself, therapeutics, and the healthcare system. This study will focus on the first topic. Design: Qualitative explorative study, using semi‐structured and life‐experience interviews and manual inductive content analysis.

Mon, 12/14/2020 - 13:37