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Author Seiffge-Krenke, Inge.

Title Diabetic adolescents and their families : stress, coping, and adaptation / Inge Seiffge-Krenke
Edition First paperback edition
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001


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Description xvii, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies on child and adolescent health
Cambridge studies on child and adolescent health.
Contents Foreword / Stuart T. Hauser -- 1. Epidemiology of Chronic Illnesses in Adolescence -- 2. Coping with Illness in Adolescence: An Overview of Research from the Past 25 Years -- 3. Coping with Diabetes: A Longitudinal Study -- 4. Knowledge of the Illness, Compliance, and Patient-Physician Relationships -- 5. Self-Concept, Body Image, and Perceived Health -- 6. Adolescent, Parental, and Family Coping with Stressors -- 7. Chronic Illness and the Family: The Perspectives of Mothers, Fathers, and Siblings -- 8. Friendships, Romantic Relationships, School, and Career -- 9. Successful Adaptation or the Development of Psychopathology? -- 10. Pathways for Resolving the Dilemma between Developmental Progression and Adaptation to the Illness -- 11. Implications for Prevention and Intervention
Summary Diabetic Adolescents and their Families presents an innovative approach to the study of coping with chronic illness by focusing on the developmental context in its description of a longitudinal study of families with a diabetic or a healthy adolescent. Inge Seiffge-Krenke considers perspectives of the ill adolescents, their parents, and the physicians treating them. Highlighted topics include typical stressors, individual and family coping strategies, and psychosocial consequences associated with diabetes. The author also examines the changes that occur in adolescents' self-concept and body image and analyses their relationships with parents, physicians, friends, and romantic partners as sources of support and of stress. Numerous case studies illustrate the difficulty of balancing normative development and adherence to the therapeutic regimen. Integrating clinical concerns with fundamental findings of developmental psychology, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the study of adolescent health psychology
Notes Errata slip tipped in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Diabetics -- Family relationships.
Diabetes in adolescence.
Diabetes in adolescence -- Psychological aspects.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 -- psychology.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1.
Family Relations.
Adaptation, Psychological.
Author ebrary, Inc.
LC no. 00068949
ISBN 0521792002 :