Predicting functional outcome for children on admission after burn injury: Do parents hold the key?

Simons, Megan A., Ziviani, Jenny and Copley, Jodie (2010) Predicting functional outcome for children on admission after burn injury: Do parents hold the key?. Journal of Burn Care and Research, 31 5: 750-765. doi:10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181eebe88

Author Simons, Megan A.
Ziviani, Jenny
Copley, Jodie
Title Predicting functional outcome for children on admission after burn injury: Do parents hold the key?
Journal name Journal of Burn Care and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1559-047X
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/BCR.0b013e3181eebe88
Volume 31
Issue 5
Start page 750
End page 765
Total pages 16
Place of publication Baltimore, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract In this study, a predictive model about recovery postburn was developed for purposive case selection using explanatory case methodology. Seven cases (each comprising a child, caregiver, and teacher) participated. Children were aged 6 to 13 years with between 2% and 35% TBSA burned. Caregivers completed assessments of premorbid family and child-adaptive functioning, and family, parental, and child functioning during acute and postacute treatment periods. Teachers completed assessment of premorbid and postacute child-adaptive functioning. Children and their respective caregivers were interviewed to obtain further insights into outcomes. Assessments and interviews were completed before skin healing, on skin healing, and at 6 months postburn injury. Descriptive analysis of the quantitative data and content analysis of qualitative data was undertaken for individual cases and across all cases. In keeping with the explanatory case methodology, replication logic was applied to each case to determine the extent to which theoretical propositions based on the predictive model were supported. Findings suggest that children whose parents had high state anxiety in combination with ineffective coping strategies seemed most at risk of a nonadaptive outcome after a burn injury. There was little support for the rival explanations that child and family functioning or injury severity most consistently predicted outcome postburn injury. © 2010 by the American Burn Association.
Keyword Family assessment device
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Issue: September/October. Authors prepress title: "Predicting functional outcome for children upon admission following burn injury: Do parents hold the key?"

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