Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens by Michael A. RapoffAdherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens by Michael A. Rapoff

Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens

byMichael A. Rapoff

Paperback | November 8, 2010

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It used to be callednoncompliance, and the patients themselves referred to asdifficult. But regardless of the terminology, children's reluctance or failure to commit to prescribed regimens reduces the effectiveness of treatment, often leading to additional care, higher costs, and serious, even deadly, complications.

Reflecting a single, authoritative voice, the Second Edition ofAdherence to Pediatric Medical Regimensanalyzes in comprehensive clinical detail the factors that affect children's and teens' commitment to treatment - from developmental issues to the influence of parents, peers, and others in their orbit - and offers empirically sound guidelines for encouraging adherence. It cautions against viewing young clients as miniature grownups or scaling down adult data, advocating instead for a more nuanced understanding of the population and a collaborative relationship between practitioner and client.

Critical areas of interest to clinicians and researchers in pediatrics are brought into clear focus as the book:

  • Provides an overview of adherence rates to chronic and acute disease regimens and examines common adherence problems in children and adolescents.
  • Details consequences of nonadherence and correlates of adherence.
  • Critiques major adherence theories and their clinical implications.
  • Discusses the range of adherence assessment measures.
  • Reviews educational, behavioral and other strategies for improving adherence.
  • Offers ways to translate research into pediatric medical adherence.

This updated edition ofAdherence to Pediatric Medical Regimensis an essential reference for anyone concerned with improving health outcomes in young people, especially clinicians, researchers, and graduate students in psychiatry as well as pediatric, clinical child, and health psychology.

Michael Rapoff received his PhD in Developmental and Child Psychology in 1980 from the University of Kansas and completed a two year post-doctoral internship in Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Rapoff is currently Ralph L. Smith Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Behavioral Pediatrics division...
Title:Adherence to Pediatric Medical RegimensFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pagesPublished:November 8, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441981438

ISBN - 13:9781441981431

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Table of Contents

Definitions, Types, and Prevalence of Nonadherence.- Consequences, and Correlates.- Adherence Theories: Review, Critique, and Clinical Implications.- Assessing Adherence.- Assessing Disease and Health Status.- Strategies for Improving Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens.- Review of Adherence Intervention Studies and Recommendation for Research in Clinical Practice.- References.- Appendix.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:"This book explores the reasons behind nonadherence in children and ways to increase adherence. This second edition aims to update the literature and provide an overview of this important topic. It is appropriate for anyone working clinically with a pediatric population, including physicians and psychologists, and it is written at an accessible level for clinicians and students in these fields. . It covers all major aspects without shortchanging any particular area." (Christopher J. Graver, Doody's Review Service, April, 2010)"Part of the Series Issues in Clinical Child Psychology, this volume analyses the different factors that influence the pediatric patient, the parents, peers and others to adhere to treatment in children and especially teen-agers. This book also discusses strategies to improve adherence and methods to evaluate adherence. . Not only for psychologists." (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7 (3), March-April, 2010)