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A recurring rollercoaster ride: a qualitative study of the emotional experiences of parents of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis Gómez-Ramírez, Oralia; Gibbon, Michele; Berard, Roberta; Jurencak, Roman; Green, Jayne; Tucker, Lori; Shiff, Natalie; Guzman, Jaime


Background: Despite the wealth of clinical research carried out in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), little is known about the emotional experiences of their parents. This article describes the predominant emotional experiences reported by parents of children with JIA in two Canadian cities. Methods Research participants included 15 experienced parents and 8 novice parents (

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