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Elevated Burden for Caregivers of Children with Persistent Asthma and a Developmental Disability

Overview of attention for article published in Maternal & Child Health Journal, March 2014
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Title
Elevated Burden for Caregivers of Children with Persistent Asthma and a Developmental Disability
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Maternal & Child Health Journal, March 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10995-014-1455-6
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Alana D. Koehler, Maria Fagnano, Guillermo Montes, Jill S. Halterman

Abstract

To evaluate how having a child with both persistent asthma and a developmental disability (DD) affects caregiver burden and quality of life (QOL). 3-10 year old children with persistent asthma in urban Rochester, NY. Cross-sectional baseline survey (2006-2009). Parent report of autism spectrum disorder or other behavioral disorder requiring medication. Caregiver burden and QOL as measured by scores on previously validated depression, parenting confidence, and asthma-related QOL scales as well as an assessment of competing demands on the caregiver. Bivariate and multivariate regression analyses controlling for caregiver age, education, marital status, race, ethnicity, and child asthma symptom severity. We enrolled 530 children as part of a larger study (response rate: 74; 63 % Black, 73 % Medicaid). Of this sample, 70 children (13 %) were defined as having a DD. There were no differences in asthma symptom severity between children with and without a DD diagnosis. However, even after adjusting for potential confounders, caregivers of children with a DD reported worse scores on the depression (p = .003), parenting confidence (p < .001), and competing demands (p = .013) scales and worse asthma-related QOL (p = .035) compared to caregivers of typically developing children with asthma. Despite having similar asthma symptom severity, caregivers of children with both persistent asthma and a DD diagnosis report more burden and lower QOL compared to that of caregivers of typically developing children and persistent asthma. Further attention to this subgroup is needed to promote optimal support for caregivers.

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Geographical breakdown

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 25%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 16%
Researcher 11 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Other 20 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 23 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 26%
Unspecified 10 13%
Social Sciences 10 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 10%
Other 8 10%

Attention Score in Context

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#6,274,566
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#607
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#68,307
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Outputs of similar age from Maternal & Child Health Journal
#21
of 69 outputs
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