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J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Sep;35(8):857-69. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp120. Epub 2010 Feb 1.

A meta-analytic review of the psychosocial adjustment of youth with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Department of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA. rachel.greenley@rosalindfranklin.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To conduct a meta-analytic review of psychosocial adjustment of youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

METHODS:

Nineteen studies with a total of 1167 youth with IBD (M age = 14.33, 50% female) were included. Effect size (ES) estimates were calculated for anxiety symptoms & disorders, depressive symptoms & disorders, internalizing symptoms & disorders, externalizing symptoms, quality of life (QOL), social functioning, and self-esteem. Separate ESs were calculated for comparisons between IBD and youth with chronic illnesses versus healthy youth.

RESULTS:

Youth with IBD had higher rates of depressive disorders and internalizing disorders than youth with other chronic conditions. Youth with IBD had higher parent-reported internalizing symptoms, lower parent- and youth-reported QOL, and lower youth-reported social functioning compared to healthy youth.

CONCLUSIONS:

Clinical attention to depressive disorders, QOL, and social functioning may be particularly salient in the context of pediatric IBD.

PMID:
20123705
PMCID:
PMC3107587
DOI:
10.1093/jpepsy/jsp120
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