Associates of school absenteeism in adolescents with sickle cell disease.

@article{Schwartz2009AssociatesOS,
  title={Associates of school absenteeism in adolescents with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Lisa A. Schwartz and Jerilynn Radcliffe and Lamia P Barakat},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={92-6}
}
BACKGROUND Despite high rates of school absenteeism in adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD), the issue remains understudied. Potential associates of school absenteeism in adolescents with SCD include demographic (age, income), psychosocial (IQ, self-efficacy, competence, internalizing symptoms, negative thinking), and health-related (hemoglobin, health-care utilization, pain, disease knowledge). PROCEDURE Forty participants ages 12-18 completed measures of psychosocial functioning, IQ… CONTINUE READING

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