A life skills intervention improved psychosocial adjustment in children with cystic fibrosis
Q In children with cystic fibrosis (CF), does a life skills intervention improve psychosocial adjustment, functional health status, and physiological status over time more than usual care?
randomised controlled trial.
blinded (healthcare providers and outcome assessors).
Follow up period:
4 university based CF centres in North Carolina, USA.
116 children 8 to 11.25 years of age (mean age 9 y, 51% boys) with CF. Most children had mild CF.
Building CF Life Skills, an educational problem solving and social skills intervention (n = 58), or usual care (n = 58). The intervention consisted of a home visit to assess each child’s knowledge of CF and daily management of the disease and to provide information about CF and its treatment. About 2 weeks later, children participated in a …