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Document Typology: Research
Methodology addressed by the publication:International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Title of document: Single Parents of Children with Chronic Illness: An Understudied Phenomenon.
Name of author(s): Brown, Ronald T.1 rtbrown@temple.edu
Name of publisher: Journal of Pediatric Psychology; May2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p408-421, 14p, 2 Charts
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
Objective: To examine the chronic illness literature and evaluate the impact on single parenting and children and adolescents with chronic illness. Methods We conducted literature reviews of relevant research pertaining to single-parent families on PubMed, Medline, and PsychINFO and also surveyed pertinent book chapters and all of the articles from the Journal of Pediatric Psychology since 1987 for articles, specifically examining the potential associations of single (lone) parenting versus two-parent households on children's psychosocial functioning and the impact of the child's illness on caregiver functioning. Results While the literature has examined and discussed the stressors associated with parenting a child with an illness, including the impact of illness on finances, family roles, and caregiver burden, few studies have examined single parents of children and adolescents with chronic illnesses and related stressors stemming from being a lone caregiver. Conclusions There is a dearth of studies examining the association between lone parenting and psychosocial functioning among children and adolescents with chronic illnesses. zpecific questions necessitating future investigation are summarized and recommendations are made for future research in this important area of inquiry. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Reviewer's comments on the document:
The most important point of the research:
- the theme of the research
- literature reviews of relevant research pertaining to single-parent families on PubMed, Medline, and PsychINFO and also surveyed pertinent book chapters and all of the articles from the Journal of Pediatric Psychology since 1987 for articles
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