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The adolescent with a chronic condition. Part I: developmental issues

The adolescent with a chronic condition. Part I: developmental issues The prevalence of chronic conditions among adolescents is difficult to assess due to the lack of quality data focusing specifically on this age group, as well as the diversity in methodology and definitions used. However, surveys carried out by self administered questionnaires among in-school adolescent populations indicate that around 10% of adolescents suffer from such a condition. The aim of this paper is to analyse the reciprocal effects of chronic conditions and adolescent development by reviewing the effect of chronic disease on growth and puberty and on psychosocial development, and the effect of developmental issues on the course and management of chronic disease. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Disease in Childhood British Medical Journal

The adolescent with a chronic condition. Part I: developmental issues

The adolescent with a chronic condition. Part I: developmental issues

Archives of Disease in Childhood , Volume 89 (10) – Oct 21, 2004

Abstract


The prevalence of chronic conditions among adolescents is difficult to assess due to the lack of quality data focusing specifically on this age group, as well as the diversity in methodology and definitions used. However, surveys carried out by self administered questionnaires among in-school adolescent populations indicate that around 10% of adolescents suffer from such a condition. The aim of this paper is to analyse the reciprocal effects of chronic conditions and adolescent development by reviewing the effect of chronic disease on growth and puberty and on psychosocial development, and the effect of developmental issues on the course and management of chronic disease.

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
Copyright
Copyright 2004 Archives of Disease in Childhood
ISSN
0003-9888
eISSN
1468-2044
DOI
10.1136/adc.2003.045369
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Abstract

The prevalence of chronic conditions among adolescents is difficult to assess due to the lack of quality data focusing specifically on this age group, as well as the diversity in methodology and definitions used. However, surveys carried out by self administered questionnaires among in-school adolescent populations indicate that around 10% of adolescents suffer from such a condition. The aim of this paper is to analyse the reciprocal effects of chronic conditions and adolescent development by reviewing the effect of chronic disease on growth and puberty and on psychosocial development, and the effect of developmental issues on the course and management of chronic disease.

Journal

Archives of Disease in ChildhoodBritish Medical Journal

Published: Oct 21, 2004

Keywords: adolescence chronic conditions development

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