volume 90, issue 3_part_2, P1129-1135 2002
DOI: 10.1177/003329410209000314.2
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Elise E. Labbé, Irma Lopez, Lisa Murphy, Carol O'brien

Abstract: Psychosocial functioning was compared between 32 caregivers of children with Batten's disease, a terminal, neurodegenerative illness, and with 20 caregivers of children with epilepsy or cerebral palsy. Caregivers’ optimism was expected to be associated with better psychosocial functioning, regardless of the children's illness. A multivariate analysis of covariance indicated caregivers of children with Battens disease had significantly ( p < .01) higher depression and anxiety scores on the Symptom Checklist…

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