Behavioral, Emotional, and Family Functioning of Hospitalized Chinese Children

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155811
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Presentation
Title:
Behavioral, Emotional, and Family Functioning of Hospitalized Chinese Children
Abstract:
Behavioral, Emotional, and Family Functioning of Hospitalized Chinese Children
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Kennedy, Christine, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of California, San Francisco
Co-Authors:Susan Kools, Sarah Kong, Jyu-Lin Chen, Linda Franck, Thomas K. S. Wong
Objective: This study examined behavioral and emotional problems, social competence, and family functioning of hospitalized Chinese children.<P> Design: The study was descriptive, cross-sectional.<P> Sample &amp; Setting: A convenience sample of 210 hospitalized children ages 2-11 and their families participated. Families came from hospitals in five regions of the Chinese Mainland and two hospitals in Hong Kong. <P> Variables Studied: Study variables included behavioral and emotional problems, social competence, and family functioning.<P> Methods: Parents completed an age-appropriate Chinese version of the Child Behavior Checklist and a Chinese version of the Family Assessment Devise. Multiple regression models were used to examine predictors of children's behavioral and emotional problems.<P> Findings: Behavioral patterns appeared specific to developmental stage. Toddlers and preschool children exhibited withdrawn and anxious behavior while school-aged children exhibited more complex behavioral profiles, including both internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Children from the Chinese Mainland experienced more internalizing and externalizing problems than those from Hong Kong. Children had greater problems when their families demonstrated poorer affective involvement. However, according to their parents, sick children exhibit some resiliency based on social and academic competency factors.<P> Conclusions: Hospitalized Chinese children manifest behavioral, emotional, and family problems that vary by region, developmental stage, and gender. Problems predominantly of an internalizing nature characterize this group. This may be explained by the socialization practices in the Chinese culture emphasizing obedience, conformity, good behavior, and emotional control. Even young children learn that the expression of strong, negative emotions or behaviors is inappropriate.<P> Implications: Findings support the need for culturally appropriate behavioral assessment and interventions with hospitalized Chinese children.<P>
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBehavioral, Emotional, and Family Functioning of Hospitalized Chinese Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155811-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Behavioral, Emotional, and Family Functioning of Hospitalized Chinese Children</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kennedy, Christine, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of California, San Francisco</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">christine.kennedy@nursing.ucsf.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Kools, Sarah Kong, Jyu-Lin Chen, Linda Franck, Thomas K. S. Wong</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: This study examined behavioral and emotional problems, social competence, and family functioning of hospitalized Chinese children.&lt;P&gt; Design: The study was descriptive, cross-sectional.&lt;P&gt; Sample &amp;amp; Setting: A convenience sample of 210 hospitalized children ages 2-11 and their families participated. Families came from hospitals in five regions of the Chinese Mainland and two hospitals in Hong Kong. &lt;P&gt; Variables Studied: Study variables included behavioral and emotional problems, social competence, and family functioning.&lt;P&gt; Methods: Parents completed an age-appropriate Chinese version of the Child Behavior Checklist and a Chinese version of the Family Assessment Devise. Multiple regression models were used to examine predictors of children's behavioral and emotional problems.&lt;P&gt; Findings: Behavioral patterns appeared specific to developmental stage. Toddlers and preschool children exhibited withdrawn and anxious behavior while school-aged children exhibited more complex behavioral profiles, including both internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Children from the Chinese Mainland experienced more internalizing and externalizing problems than those from Hong Kong. Children had greater problems when their families demonstrated poorer affective involvement. However, according to their parents, sick children exhibit some resiliency based on social and academic competency factors.&lt;P&gt; Conclusions: Hospitalized Chinese children manifest behavioral, emotional, and family problems that vary by region, developmental stage, and gender. Problems predominantly of an internalizing nature characterize this group. This may be explained by the socialization practices in the Chinese culture emphasizing obedience, conformity, good behavior, and emotional control. Even young children learn that the expression of strong, negative emotions or behaviors is inappropriate.&lt;P&gt; Implications: Findings support the need for culturally appropriate behavioral assessment and interventions with hospitalized Chinese children.&lt;P&gt;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:11:48Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:11:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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