Screening for Psychosocial Dysfunction in Pediatric Dermatology Practice

Paula K. Rauch, Michael S. Jellinek, J. Michael Murphy, Sandra J. Bishop, Marilyn Goshko, Lawrence Schachner, Ronald Hansen, Nancy B. Esterly, Julie Prendiville

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Abstract

The Pediatric Symptom Checklist, a brief psychosocial screening questionnaire, was used in a multi-center study of pediatric dermatology clinics (n=377). Overall rates of positive screening indicated that approximately 13% of patients screened positive, a rate similar to findings in primary care pediatric settings. Examining the sample in greater detail demonstrated that children whose dermatologic disorder is perceived to have a greater impact on their appearance are at higher risk for psychosocial dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-497
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1991

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Rauch, P. K., Jellinek, M. S., Murphy, J. M., Bishop, S. J., Goshko, M., Schachner, L., Hansen, R., Esterly, N. B., & Prendiville, J. (1991). Screening for Psychosocial Dysfunction in Pediatric Dermatology Practice. Clinical Pediatrics, 30(8), 493-497. https://doi.org/10.1177/000992289103000807