Objective: To examine the psychosocial adjustment of survivors of massive pediatric burn injuries, the change in adjustment across time, and the impact on parents. Background: Patients/parents were assessed at regular intervals postburn using standardized tests of adjustment. Patients who could not be included in standardized longitudinal assessments were administered questionnaires by mail/telephone. Methods: The Child Behavior Checklist, the Teacher Report Form, the Youth Self Report Form, and the Parenting Stress Index were utilized to assess adjustment. Results: On all objective measures, the group of survivors and their parents were within normal limits. Adjustment neither improved nor deteriorated over time. Conclusion: Children who survive massive burn injuries can achieve positive psychosocial adaptation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care|
|State||Published - Apr 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine