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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1991 Aug;30(8):493-7.

Screening for psychosocial dysfunction in pediatric dermatology practice.

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Child Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114.

Abstract

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist, a brief psychosocial screening questionnaire, was used in a multi-center study of pediatric dermatology clinics (n = 377). Overall rates of positive screening indicated that approximately 13% of patients screened positive, a rate similar to findings in primary care pediatric settings. Examining the sample in greater detail demonstrated that children whose dermatologic disorder is perceived to have a greater impact on their appearance are at higher risk for psychosocial dysfunction.

PMID:
1914351
DOI:
10.1177/000992289103000807
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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