Journal article

The self-image of adolescents with cystic fibrosis.

SM Sawyer, MJ Rosier, PD Phelan, G Bowes

J Adolesc Health | Published : 1995

Abstract

PURPOSE: The changing expectations, therapies and outcomes for young people with cystic fibrosis (CF) necessitate a re-evaluation of the impact of this chronic illness on adolescent development. The aim of this study was to assess the psychological well-being and adjustment of contemporary adolescents with CF. METHODS: Forty-nine adolescents with CF (24 males, 25 females) aged 14-18 years were enrolled from the Royal Children's Hospital CF Clinic, Melbourne, Australia. The Offer Self-Image Questionnaire was administered to participating subjects whose growth and pubertal developmental and pulmonary function was assessed. RESULTS: The mean (SD) FEV1% was 82 (21), and mean (SD) National Instit..

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