Academic, physical, and social functioning of children and adolescents with chronic physical illness: a meta-analysis.

@article{Pinquart2012AcademicPA,
  title={Academic, physical, and social functioning of children and adolescents with chronic physical illness: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Martin Pinquart and Daniela Teubert},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={376-89}
}
OBJECTIVE We compared the levels of academic, physical, and social functioning of children and adolescents with chronic physical diseases with those of healthy peers or test norms. METHODS A random effects meta-analysis was computed to integrate the results of 954 studies. RESULTS Impairments of physical functioning (g = 0.82 standard deviation units) were stronger than impairments of academic (g = 0.53) and social functioning (g = 0.43). Children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida showed… CONTINUE READING
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