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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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SANTOS, Margarida Custódio dos. Paediatric Adherence - from the Model Biopsychosocial to the Model Transactional. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2005, vol.6, n.2, pp.145-156. ISSN 1645-0086.

A large number of children and adolescents are affected by chronic physical illnesses. The management of such conditions and the reduction of morbidity require children and families to adhere to demanding treatment regimens. Adherence to pediatric regimes is nowadays considered one of the most important issues in Pediatric Psychology, and one of the most frequent and challenging problems that heath professional must face in their effort to care for and to help children with health problems. In this article the author reflects on the most important perspectives and adherence models and pretends to contribute to the development of an amore flexible and integrative health professional's attitude that can promote patients and parent's more responsible and autonomous adherence to medical prescriptions and recommendations.

Keywords : Adherence; Children illness; Chronic illness; Health professionals; Pediatric psychology.

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