Evid Based Nurs 10:47 doi:10.1136/ebn.10.2.47
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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).

GraphicFollow up period:

9 months.


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 …

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