Table 2

Pearson correlations of psychosocial adjustment and coping
Kidcope item Abbreviation Frequency(n=86) Efficacy(n=79-84)
Kidscreen SDQ Kidscreen SDQ
1 I just tried to forget it / I did something like watch TV or played a game to forget it Distraction -.137 .170 .212 -.183
2 I stayed by myself / I kept quiet about the problem Social withdrawal -.286** .225* .107 -.138
3 I tried to see the good side of things Cognitive restructuring .183 -.126 .216 -.188
4 I blamed myself for causing the problem Self criticism -.294** .417** .146 .011
5 I blamed someone else for causing the problem Blaming others .001 .119 .181 .016
6 I tried to fix the problem by thinking of answers / doing something or talking to someone Problem solving .110 -.191 .250* -.308**
7 German: I spoke about how I felt / I yelled, screamed, or got mad Emotional expression -.258* .354** -.058 .200
8 I tried to calm myself down Emotional regulation -.055 .017 .136 -.076
9 I wished the problem had never happened / I wished I could make things different Wishful thinking .005 .263* .255* -.028
10 I tried to feel better by spending time with others like family, grownups, or friends Social support .294** -.191 .357** -.188
11 I didn't do anything because the problem couldn't be fixed Resignation .074 -.202 .194 -.252*
Kidscreen and SDQ -.584**

Note: ** p < .01; * p < .05.

Kühne et al.

Kühne et al. BMC Palliative Care 2012 11:21   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-11-21

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