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The use of the Impact on Sibling scale with families of children with chronic illness and developmental disability.
Child Care Health Dev 2009; 35(4):505-9CC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This study evaluated the Impact on Sibling scale, a six-item measure of parents' perception of the effects of a child's illness on healthy siblings.

METHODS

Participants were 122 parents of a child with chronic illness, developmental disability, or autism spectrum disorder, and a well sibling aged 4-13 years. Parents completed the Impact on Sibling scale and the Child Behavior Checklist about the sibling, and completed the revised Impact on Family scale and the Brief Symptom Inventory about themselves.

RESULTS

The Impact on Sibling score was correlated with measures of sibling, parent and family functioning. The internal consistency of the Impact on Sibling scale was higher for families with children with chronic illness compared with the other two diagnostic groups.

CONCLUSION

The Impact on Sibling scale is a brief set of items that can help identify siblings who are negatively affected by a brother/sister's illness. Findings support further research on the Impact on Sibling scale, particularly with families of children with chronic illnesses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. Bkao@Lifespan.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19250252

Citation

Kao, B, et al. "The Use of the Impact On Sibling Scale With Families of Children With Chronic Illness and Developmental Disability." Child: Care, Health and Development, vol. 35, no. 4, 2009, pp. 505-9.
Kao B, Plante W, Lobato D. The use of the Impact on Sibling scale with families of children with chronic illness and developmental disability. Child Care Health Dev. 2009;35(4):505-9.
Kao, B., Plante, W., & Lobato, D. (2009). The use of the Impact on Sibling scale with families of children with chronic illness and developmental disability. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35(4), pp. 505-9. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2009.00944.x.
Kao B, Plante W, Lobato D. The Use of the Impact On Sibling Scale With Families of Children With Chronic Illness and Developmental Disability. Child Care Health Dev. 2009;35(4):505-9. PubMed PMID: 19250252.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The use of the Impact on Sibling scale with families of children with chronic illness and developmental disability. AU - Kao,B, AU - Plante,W, AU - Lobato,D, Y1 - 2009/02/23/ PY - 2009/3/3/entrez PY - 2009/3/3/pubmed PY - 2009/12/24/medline SP - 505 EP - 9 JF - Child: care, health and development JO - Child Care Health Dev VL - 35 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the Impact on Sibling scale, a six-item measure of parents' perception of the effects of a child's illness on healthy siblings. METHODS: Participants were 122 parents of a child with chronic illness, developmental disability, or autism spectrum disorder, and a well sibling aged 4-13 years. Parents completed the Impact on Sibling scale and the Child Behavior Checklist about the sibling, and completed the revised Impact on Family scale and the Brief Symptom Inventory about themselves. RESULTS: The Impact on Sibling score was correlated with measures of sibling, parent and family functioning. The internal consistency of the Impact on Sibling scale was higher for families with children with chronic illness compared with the other two diagnostic groups. CONCLUSION: The Impact on Sibling scale is a brief set of items that can help identify siblings who are negatively affected by a brother/sister's illness. Findings support further research on the Impact on Sibling scale, particularly with families of children with chronic illnesses. SN - 1365-2214 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19250252/The_use_of_the_Impact_on_Sibling_scale_with_families_of_children_with_chronic_illness_and_developmental_disability_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2214.2009.00944.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -