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Behavioral evaluation of GH treatment in short statured children and adolescents: findings from a pilot study

Steinhausen, H. C. and Dörr, H. G. and Malin, Z.. (2002) Behavioral evaluation of GH treatment in short statured children and adolescents: findings from a pilot study. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, Vol. 25, H. 4. pp. 351-356.

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Abstract

A cohort of 93 short-statured children and adolescents undergoing GH treatment were evaluated with respect to behavior, emotions, and attitudes. The sample consisted of patients suffering from either idiopathic GH deficiency or neurosecretory dysfunction (no.=47), Turner syndrome (no.=20), organic GH deficiency due to brain tumors (no.=10), or other etiologies (no.=16). The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) together with a brief Evaluation of Treatment Questionnaire (ETQ) were filled out by the patient's parents. These evaluations were performed at onset and after 12 and 24 months of GH treatment, respectively. There was a highly significant but clinically small decline of behavioral abnormalities over time and parents saw major benefits of GH treatment in the total group of patients. The behavioral changes over time were independent of diagnostic category, gender, height velocity, puberty and age.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0391-4097
e-ISSN:1720-8386
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:08 Jun 2012 06:43

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