Pediatricians overestimate importance of physical symptoms upon children's health concerns.

@article{Loonen2002PediatriciansOI,
  title={Pediatricians overestimate importance of physical symptoms upon children's health concerns.},
  author={Hester J Loonen and Bert H H F Derkx and Anne Marie Griffiths},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={996-1001}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the importance of issues of concern ranked by physicians and children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). MATERIALS AND METHODS An item list consisting of 96 items-of-concern, identified by individual interviews and focus group sessions with 81 children with IBD, was administered to a second group of children with IBD (n = 117) asking them to rate the importance of each item to their lives on a 7-point scale. Twenty-one pediatric gastroenterologists experienced with… CONTINUE READING