Assessment in Pediatric Health

Authored by: Streisand Randi , Michaelidis Tamara

The Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents: A Practitioner’s Handbook

Print publication date:  August  2006
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9780805857917
eBook ISBN: 9781315827308
Adobe ISBN: 9781317843474


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The increasing effectiveness of medical interventions has led to improved survival rates and diminished morbidity for many children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. Consequently, there are more children alive and living longer with chronic disease today than in years past. Indeed, it is estimated that upwards of 18% of children and adolescents may suffer from one or more chronic health conditions. With this number in mind, clinicians and researchers have increasingly been called upon to assess different areas of pediatric physical and behavioral functioning and well-being.

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