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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health