Date of Award
School of Social Work
Social Work and Public Health
Dr. Joanne V. Rhone
The overall objective of this study is to investigate the psychosocial problems experienced by adolescents with sickle cell anemia. To attain this objective, the following issues were addressed by the researcher: (a) peer relationships; (b) independence; (c) stress; and (d) self-concept. A descriptive research design was used in the study. A questionnaire developed by the researcher was utilized and administered via telephone conversation/interview to 13 adolescents with sickle cell anemia located in the Metropolitan Atlanta area. The results of the study indicated that the participants diagnosed with sickle cell anemia maintain good peer relationships, experienced high levels of stress, have low self-concept and, have not achieved an appropriate level of independence with regard to a sense of personal freedom.
Winn, Vaniethia R., "The psychosocial adjustment of adolescents
with Sickle Cell Anemia" (1994). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 381.