The purpose of this study was to determine the perceptions of the quality of family relationships between children with sickle cell disease and their non-diseased siblings. In this study, 28 subjects were interviewed in their homes. The quality of family relations was assessed utilizing the Family Environment Scale (Moos & Moos, 1981). There was no significant difference in cohesion, expressiveness, conflict, or organization. Control was higher for boys than girls. Implications for family nursing practice are presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA|
|State||Published - 1999|
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