Children with Oesophageal Atresia : A Biopsychosocial Follow up Study
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AbstractOesophageal atresia is a common congenital anomaly, embracing a clinically heterogeneous group of patients concerning seriousness of the medical condition, additional malformations and complications. Increased risk for psychosocial problems among children with oesophageal atresia has been reported. However, this has not been studied with valid and reliable methods among infants and adolescents.
This thesis explores physical problems, mental health, mother-infant interaction and other psychosocial factors in children with oesophageal atresia. The material on which the thesis is based comprised children operated during the neonatal period at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet in Oslo, Norway, in 1999-2002 and 1986-1990. These two populations were studied by age 13 months (infants) and 13 years (adolescents). The assessments were based on self-reports, interviews, professional observations and videotaped interactions. The results illuminate concerns related to emotional problems in children with oesophageal atresia, and may help clinicians to identify children at risk.
LIST OF PAPERS
I. Faugli A, Aamodt G, Bjørnland K, Emblem R, Diseth TH. Assessment of early mother-child relation in infants with oesophageal atresia. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry 2005; 59: 498- 503. DOI: 10.1080/08039480500360856
II. Faugli A, Emblem R, Veenstra M, Bjørnland K, Diseth TH. Does esophageal atresia influence the mother-infant interaction? Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2008 in press.
III. Faugli A, Emblem R, Bjørnland K, Diseth TH. Mental health in infants with esophageal atresia. Infant Mental Health Journal, 2008 in press.
IV. Faugli A. Bjørnland K, Emblem R, Nøvik TS, Diseth TH. Mental health and psychosocial functioning in adolescents with esophageal atresia. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2008 submitted.