Case reports in pediatric psychology: Uses and guidelines for authors and reviewers

Dennis Drotar, Annette M. La Greca, Kathleen Lemanek, Anne Kazak

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Described uses of case reports in pediatric psychology and guidelines for authors and reviewers. Case reports have several important functions: to document the efficacy of new treatment applications, describe interesting new clinical phenomena, to develop hypotheses, to illustrate methodological issues, difficult diagnostic issues, or novel treatment approaches, and to identify unmet clinical and research needs. Authors should carefully document the scientific purpose and clarify the new information contributed by their reports, provide evidence for their conclusions, and articulate clinical, theoretical, and/or research implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)549-565
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 1995


  • case reports
  • case study
  • single case design
  • single case research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Biotechnology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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