Psychological Interventions in Childhood Chronic Illness
By (author) Dennis Drotar
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Psychological Interventions in Childhood Chronic Illness by Dennis Drotar
Book DescriptionChildren and adolescents with chronic illnesses face extraordinary psychological stressors, which often occur alongside or because of burdensome medical treatment regimens. Illness-related pressure and worry plague family members as well. These children and families need psychological support to help them comply with doctors' orders and to cope with issues such as restricted physical activity, frequent absences from school, and social problems. This book is designed to advance scientific understanding of interventions that promote psychological adaptation and adherence to treatment for children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. Throughout the book, key research findings concerning illness management, reducing noncompliance, and improving psychological outcomes are brought to light. The author lays out research priorities and discusses clinical applications that integrate research into practice. Psychologists who provide clinical care in pediatric settings will learn about new interventions that can be tailored to the individual needs of children and families coping with asthma, diabetes, cancer, sickle-cell anemia, arthritis, and cystic fibrosis. Researchers will find guidance on the design, methodology, measurement, and ethics of testing interventions with children and families.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781591473305
(262mm x 179mm x 25mm)
Imprint: American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dennis Drotar
Promoting Adherence to Medical Treatment in Chronic Childhood Illness, Hardback (September 2000)» View all books by Dennis Drotar
This text is based on a conference that brought together experts in the field of adherence to treatment in paediatric chronic illness. Their purpose was to present data and conceptual models of adherence to treatment in childhood chronic illness and to discuss the implications of their work.
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