Childhood Health and Chronic Illness

Barbara J. Tinsley and Mary H. Burleson

in The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195342819
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Childhood Health and Chronic Illness

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Children’s health has profound and sustained consequences for later life. Although child morbidity and mortality have been greatly reduced over the past few decades due to medical discoveries, immunization efforts, and improved technology, many children continue to face poor health due to poverty or related issues, behavioral risk factors, and chronic illness or disability. In this chapter, we provide a state-of-the-art summary of research on children’s health and its developmental consequences.

Keywords: Children; health; chronic illness; disability; methodology

Article.  17679 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Health Psychology

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