Behavioral Pediatrics: Research and Practice by Dennis C. Russo

By Dennis C. Russo

As in any box of medical or clinical pastime, a cataloguing of the thoughts and findings of behavioral pediatrics needs to persist with almost immediately after the 1st few years of systematic paintings. This e-book has been designed to serve this preliminary precis functionality for the sector. It represents a primary try to collect in a single position the definition and scope of be­ havioral pediatrics and to stipulate present learn and remedy ap­ proaches to varied natural problems, medical settings, and areas of difficulty during which a enough physique of information has gathered for writer­ itative assertion. because the first textual content in a speedily increasing zone, our judgements concerning the subject matters to be coated and the individuals to this quantity have been guided through our wish to signify what we might deliberate to exemplify the sphere in its early improvement: pragmatic and thorough examine of signif­ icant difficulties from a base of sound clinical inquiry. all of the subject matters addressed within the current quantity develops, in a initial type, an epistemology for present perform and destiny research. all the contrib­ uting authors were all in favour of the improvement in their forte components via their study and, importantly, via their scientific paintings within the hospitals affiliated with the scientific colleges during which they carry appointments.

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For example, by analyzing serum and salivatory theophylline levels-theophylline-based drugs are widely prescribed for the management of asthma-Eney and Goldstein (1976) found therapeutic levels were APPLICATION OF BEHAVIORAL TECHNIQUES TO CHILDHOOD ASTHMA 37 reached in only 11% of their patient sample. Sublett, Pollard, Kadlec, and Karibo (1979) found even less compliance in the sample of asthmatic children they investigated in that only 1 of 50 youngsters attained the therapeutic criterion. The conclusion reached in both studies was that the subjects simply were not taking their prescribed medications.

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