Young people with JIA and depressive symptoms are more likely to disagree with their parents view of their symptoms

posted 11 Feb 2011, 13:36 by Damian Wood   [ updated 13 Oct 2012, 11:07 ]
A study by Lal et al published in the February 2011 edition of the Journal of Pediatrics demonstrates that young people suffering with JIA often disagree with their parents view of their pain, disability and well-being and that low mood and depressive symptoms were associated with disagreement between adolescents and their caregivers. The authors surmise that the reasons for disagreement are multifactorial and that both the report of the young person and the parent should be considered when assessing pain, disability and well-being.