Journal article

Family Functioning and Mood and Anxiety Symptoms in Adolescents Born Extremely Preterm

Alice C Burnett, Katherine J Lee, Jeanie LY Cheong, Cinzia R De Luca, Gehan Roberts, Stephen J Wood, Lex W Doyle, Peter J Anderson

JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To (1) compare adolescent- and parent-perceived family functioning between extremely preterm/extremely low birth weight (<28 wk/2499 g, NBW) adolescents and (2) determine whether adolescents' or parents' ratings of family functioning were related to concurrent depression and anxiety symptoms in the adolescent and whether these relationships varied by birth group. METHODS: One hundred ninety-three EP/ELBW and 151 NBW adolescents (aged 15-20 yr) and their parents rated aspects of family functioning on the Family Environment Scale. Adolescents rated current depression and anxiety symptoms on the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale-Revised and Beck Anxiety Inventory. Fam..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (ID 1060733), a Project Grant (ID 491246), and fellowship support (P.J.A.-ID 1081288; K.J.L.-ID 1053609; J.L.Y.C.-ID 1053787). The following were successful applicants for. the Project Grant (ID 491246): L. W. Doyle, P. J. Anderson, S. J. Wood, Colin Robertson, Sarah Hope, Doug Hacking, and J. L. Y. Cheong. Support was also provided by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.