Behavioral interventions in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of children with cancer.

@article{DuHamel1999BehavioralII,
  title={Behavioral interventions in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of children with cancer.},
  author={Katherine N DuHamel and William H. Redd and Suzanne M Johnson Vickberg},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={719-34}
}
Behavioral interventions used to reduce distress and increase cooperation in children undergoing cancer treatment incorporate: contingency management, cognitive/attentional distraction, hypnosis, systematic desensitization, modeling and behavioral rehearsal. In most cases clinical interventions integrate these procedures into a multimodal intervention package. Although in most behavioral interventions the 'therapist' is a nurse, social worker or child psychologist; parents often take an active… CONTINUE READING

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