Study Shows How Children Struggle and Adjust When Sibling Has CF

Study Shows How Children Struggle and Adjust When Sibling Has CF

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Study Shows How Children Struggle and Adjust When Sibling Has CF

During adolescence and young adulthood, healthy siblings of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients have to find ways to achieve a balance between the illness of their brother or sister, family organization, and their own needs, a small study in Italy reported. Coping strategies included dampening emotional awareness, normalizing their life experiences, and becoming actively involved in the their sibling’s care. These healthy siblings also noted a decline in communication within the family, and of older siblings…

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