Ear for recovery: protocol for a prospective study on parent–child communication and psychological recovery after paediatric injury

Eva Alisic, Anna Barrett, Peter Bowles, Franz E Babl, Rowena Conroy, Roderick J McClure, Vicki Anderson, Matthias R Mehl

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One in six children who have been admitted to hospital with an injury develop persistent stress symptoms that put their development at risk. Parents play a crucial role in children’s psychological recovery, however, it is unknown how specific parenting behaviours can help or hinder. We aim to describe the nature and quantity of parent–child communication after a child has been injured, and to
examine how these interactions are related to children’s psychological recovery.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere007393
Number of pages8
JournalBMJ Open
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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