Behavioral Upset in Medical Patients--Revised: Evaluation of a parent report measure of distress for pediatric populations

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Christina M. Rodriguez, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Examined the utility of a new parent-report measure designed specifically for pediatric inpatients, the Behavioral Upset in Medical Patients-Revised (BUMP-R). The BUMP-R was administered to 151 mothers of hospitalized children ages 4-12 years the day following the child's hospital admission. The BUMP-R demonstrated good internal consistency and a factor analysis revealed four factors identified as negativity/agitation, amiability, dysphoria, and noncompliance. Children exhibiting behavioral distress at home were more likely to experience adjustment problems upon hospitalization. Demographic and illness-related variables were not substantial risk factors for hospital adjustment difficulties.

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Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 19(3), 319-324
Language: English
Date: 1994
behavioral upset distress, pediatric, assessment hospitalization

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