Long-term psychosocial effects of persistent chronic illness.

  title={Long-term psychosocial effects of persistent chronic illness.},
  author={Taina M Huurre and Hillevi M. Aro},
  journal={European Child \& Adolescent Psychiatry},
  • T. HuurreH. Aro
  • Published 1 April 2002
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Adolescents reporting persistent chronic illness at ages 16, 22, and 32 years (n = 296, limiting in daily life n = 52, non-limiting n = 244) were compared with those without any chronic illness (n = 401) in their life situation, psychosocial well-being and health habits at age 32 years. The data were drawn from a follow-up survey of a Finnish urban age cohort from age 16 until age 32 years. The group of persistent chronic illnesses included allergies (n = 249, 84 %), non-allergic skin… 

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