• Wade SL, Borawski EA, Taylor HG, Drotar D, Yeates KO and Stancin T (2001). The relationship of caregiver coping to family outcomes during the initial year following pediatric traumatic injury. J Consult Clin Psychol. 69 (3): 406-15. Summary: This study identified coping strategies associated with caregiver outcomes following pediatric injury and examined injury type as a moderator of coping efficacy. Families of 103 children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 71 children with orthopedic injuries were followed prospectively during the initial year postinjury. The groups had comparable preinjury characteristics and hospitalization experiences but differed on neurological insult. In hierarchical regression analyses, acceptance was associated with lower burden and denial was associated with greater distress in both groups. Active coping resulted in higher distress following TBI but not orthopedic injuries. Conversely, the use of humor was related to diminishing distress following TBI but unrelated to distress following orthopedic injuries. Results are discussed in terms of the implications for intervention following TBI. <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&li st_uids=11495170> Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Children's Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039, USA. wades0.@chmcc.org