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Psychological Interventions in Childhood Chronic Illness - Dennis Drotar

Psychological Interventions in Childhood Chronic Illness

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2006
ISBN: 9781591473305
Number Of Pages: 304

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Children 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.

Psychological intervention research : needs and critical issuesp. 9
Theoretical models and frameworks for psychological interventionp. 33
Research design considerations for psychological interventionsp. 59
Implementing psychological intervention research in pediatric settingsp. 85
Ethical issues in conducting psychological interventionsp. 105
Psychological interventions : asthmap. 123
Psychological interventions : diabetesp. 139
Psychological interventions : pediatric cancerp. 157
Psychological interventions : sickle cell disease and juvenile rheumatoid arthritisp. 179
Psychological interventions : cystic fibrosisp. 203
Recommendations to enhance science, practice, and policyp. 223
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ISBN: 9781591473305
ISBN-10: 1591473306
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st January 2006
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 18.42  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.76