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J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Oct;34(9):954-65. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsn144. Epub 2009 Jan 23.

Health-related hindrance of personal goal pursuit and well-being of young adults with cystic fibrosis, pediatric cancer survivors, and peers without a history of chronic illness.

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  • 1The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology, 34th and Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. schwartzl@email.chop.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Study examined content of personal goals, health-related hindrance (HRH; i.e., impact of health on goals), and relationship of HRH to health status and psychological well-being in young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF; n = 48), who survived childhood cancer (n = 57), and without history of chronic illness (n = 105).

METHODS:

Participants completed measures of life events, quality of life, psychological well-being, and goals.

RESULTS:

No group differences were found on goal content. HRH significantly related to subjective well-being and distress after controlling for demographics, negative life events, physical health-related quality of life, disease status, and self-efficacy. HRH related to health status variables. Cancer survivors without cancer late effects had significantly less HRH than the other groups.

CONCLUSIONS:

Health status may affect pursuit of personal goals and relate to well-being of young adults. The assessment of HRH has potential clinical utility for targeting interventions and warrants further research.

PMID:
19168504
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PMCID:
PMC2782247
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