Overcoming psychosocial challenges in cystic fibrosis: Promoting resilience

Emily F. Muther, Deepika Polineni, Greg S. Sawicki

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Individuals living with cystic fibrosis (CF), and their families, have experienced significant improvements in treatment and related research that have enhanced outcomes and survival. Despite such advancement, the burden of living with CF still exists. Many psychosocial stressors and risk factors are associated with the impact of CF. The identification and treatment of such risk factors are discussed throughout this review, with an emphasis on strategies to address psychosocial risk and the importance of promoting resiliency in those touched by CF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S86-S92
JournalPediatric Pulmonology
StatePublished - Nov 2018


  • chronic illness
  • coping
  • cystic fibrosis
  • quality of life
  • resilience


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