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A life skills intervention improved psychosocial adjustment in children with cystic fibrosis

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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?


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randomised controlled trial.

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blinded (healthcare providers and outcome assessors).

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9 months.

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4 university based CF centres in North Carolina, USA.

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116 children 8 to 11.25 years of age (mean age 9 y, 51% boys) with CF. Most children had mild CF.

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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 …

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  • For correspondence: Dr B J Christian, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Becky.Christian{at}

  • Source of funding: National Institutes of Health.