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J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Aug;35(7):778-89. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp094. Epub 2009 Oct 30.

Correlates of depressive and anxiety symptoms in young adults with spina bifida.

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  • 1University of Maryland School of Social Work, 525 West Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. mbellin@ssw.umaryland.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Based on social ecological theory, this study was designed to examine the unique relationships between multi-level ecological factors and psychological symptoms in young adults with spina bifida (SB).

METHOD:

A sample of 61 individuals with SB, 18-25 years of age, completed standardized self-report measures of attitude toward SB, satisfaction with family functioning, Chronic Care Model (CCM) services, and depressive and anxiety symptoms. A chart review yielded SB clinical data.

RESULTS:

High rates of depressive and anxiety symptoms were found. Hierarchical regression analysis identified the proximal individual (attitude toward SB) and family (satisfaction with family functioning) factors as more strongly related to depressive symptoms than the distal healthcare system factor (CCM services). Self-reported pain was the only ecological factor associated with anxiety symptoms.

CONCLUSIONS:

Study findings provide a potential foundation for multi-factor screening of young adults with SB at risk for psychological symptoms.

PMID:
19880443
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PMCID:
PMC2908707
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