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Review: some psychosocial interventions can help children and families cope with chronic conditions

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To evaluate the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for children with chronic health conditions.

Data sources

English language studies published in peer reviewed journals were identified by searching Medline and PsycINFO from 1979–93. Additional studies were identified by scanning the bibliographies of retrieved articles and by contacting experts.

Study selection

Studies were selected if the intervention targeted children with a chronic health condition or their family members; a planned psychosocial intervention designed to achieve psychosocial benefits was evaluated; psychological or social outcomes were examined; …

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  • Sources of funding: William T Grant Foundation and Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

  • For article reprint: Dr L J Bauman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1300 Morris Park Avenue, NR 7 South 21, Bronx, New York 10461, USA. Fax +1 718 918 4388.