Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1074-7787

Date of Award

8-10-2021

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Lindsey Cohen

Second Advisor

Lisa Armistead

Third Advisor

Bonney Reed

Abstract

It is unclear how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted children with gastrointestinal conditions. This cross-sectional study assessed the impact of social disruption from the pandemic on children with gastrointestinal conditions, and the potential moderating effect of the parent-child relationship. An online survey completed between September - December 2020 asked 185 parents and 146 of their children (ages 8-17) diagnosed with IBD (n = 44), celiac disease (n = 81), and IBS (n = 51) how the pandemic has contributed to social disruption, and child and parent well-being. Increased social disruption predicted worse parent and child well-being. The parent-child relationship moderated the relationship between parent and child well-being, with strong relationships predicting a positive association between parent and child well-being. Social disruption has significantly impacted the well-being of children with gastrointestinal conditions during the pandemic.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.57709/23866492

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