Is short stature a handicap? A comparison of the psychosocial functioning of referred and nonreferred children with normal short stature and children with normal stature.

@article{Kranzler2000IsSS,
  title={Is short stature a handicap? A comparison of the psychosocial functioning of referred and nonreferred children with normal short stature and children with normal stature.},
  author={John H Kranzler and Arlan L. Rosenbloom and Belinda Proctor and Frank Berry Diamond and Maggie Watson},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={136 1},
  pages={96-102}
}
OBJECTIVES Normal short stature (NSS), defined as height below the 5th percentile for age and sex norms that is not due to illness, hormonal deficiency, or part of a dysmorphic syndrome, has been thought to have a deleterious effect on psychosocial functioning based on observations of referred populations. Recent studies of nonreferred children with NSS, however, have demonstrated normal function. This study directly compared the psychosocial functioning of referred children with NSS… CONTINUE READING