Psychological adjustment to pediatric physical disorders: a meta-analytic review.

@article{Lavigne1992PsychologicalAT,
  title={Psychological adjustment to pediatric physical disorders: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={John V. Lavigne and J Faier-Routman},
  journal={Journal of pediatric psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          133-57
        }
}
Reviewed 87 studies of children's adjustment to physical disorders in a meta-analysis. Results indicate (a) children with such disorders show increased risk for overall adjustment problems, internalizing and externalizing symptoms; (b) risk was greatest in studies making comparisons to norms rather than to study controls; (c) risk varied by informant (teacher, mental health professional, parent), and by degree of matching with controls; (d) the self-concept of children with physical disorders… CONTINUE READING

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