Issues in Clinical Child Psychology

Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens

Authors: Rapoff, Michael A.

    • The first single authored, comprehensive treatment of the topic of adhering to pediatric medical regimens
    • Focuses on the current issues relevant to researchers and clinicians
    • Provides up-to-date information on pediatric regimens written in comprehensive format with the voice of a single author, unlike other edited books that usually focus on specific diseases or on adults only

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About this book

It used to be called noncompliance, and the patients themselves referred to as difficult. But regardless of the terminology, children’s reluctance or failure to commit to prescribed regimens reduces the effectiveness of treatment, often leading to additional care, higher costs, and serious, even deadly, complications.

Reflecting a single, authoritative voice, the Second Edition of Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens analyzes in comprehensive clinical detail the factors that affect children’s and teens’ commitment to treatment – from developmental issues to the influence of parents, peers, and others in their orbit – and offers empirically sound guidelines for encouraging adherence. It cautions against viewing young clients as miniature grownups or scaling down adult data, advocating instead for a more nuanced understanding of the population and a collaborative relationship between practitioner and client.

Critical areas of interest to clinicians and researchers in pediatrics are brought into clear focus as the book:

  • Provides an overview of adherence rates to chronic and acute disease regimens and examines common adherence problems in children and adolescents.
  • Details consequences of nonadherence and correlates of adherence.
  • Critiques major adherence theories and their clinical implications.
  • Discusses the range of adherence assessment measures.
  • Reviews educational, behavioral and other strategies for improving adherence.
  • Offers ways to translate research into pediatric medical adherence.

This updated edition of Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens is an essential reference for anyone concerned with improving health outcomes in young people, especially clinicians, researchers, and graduate students in psychiatry as well as pediatric, clinical child, and health psychology.

About the authors

Michael Rapoff received his PhD in Developmental and Child Psychology in 1980 from the University of Kansas and completed a two year post-doctoral internship in Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Rapoff is currently Ralph L. Smith Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Behavioral Pediatrics division in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Rapoff is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Missouri, and is listed in the National Registry of Health Service Providers in Psychology. His research interests during the past 26 years has focused on psychosocial issues affecting children and adolescents with chronic diseases, including adherence to medical regimens, pain, and psychosocial adjustment.
He has been funded by NIH and Maternal and Child Health to evaluate strategies for improving adherence to medical regimens for children with asthma and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and by the Arthritis Foundation for evaluating a cognitive-behavioral pain management program for children and adolescents with JRA. Dr. Rapoff has 73 publications in journals or books, including a single-authored book published in 1999 on pediatric medical adherence (Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens, Kluwer/Plenum). In 2003, Dr. Rapoff received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, a division of the American College of Rheumatology, in recognition of outstanding rheumatology scholarship. Also in 2003, Dr. Rapoff was elected as a Fellow in the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Division 54 of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Rapoff is currently funded by NIH to evaluate the efficacy of a computer-based CD-ROM program (Headstrong) for treating chronic headaches in children. In addition to his research, Dr. Rapoff trains clinical psychology students in health psychology and pediatric psychology and teaches residents and medical students. He also sees patients once per week in his Behavioral Pediatrics Outreach Clinic in Lawrence, KS.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This book explores the reasons behind nonadherence in children and ways to increase adherence. This second edition aims to update the literature and provide an overview of this important topic. It is appropriate for anyone working clinically with a pediatric population, including physicians and psychologists, and it is written at an accessible level for clinicians and students in these fields. … It covers all major aspects without shortchanging any particular area.” (Christopher J. Graver, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2010)

“Part of the Series Issues in Clinical Child Psychology, this volume analyses the different factors that influence the pediatric patient, the parents, peers and others to adhere to treatment in children and especially teen-agers. This book also discusses strategies to improve adherence and methods to evaluate adherence. … Not only for psychologists.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews, Vol. 7 (3), March-April, 2010)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Definitions of Adherence, Types of Adherence Problems, and Adherence Rates

    Rapoff, Michael A.

    Pages 1-31

  • Consequences of Nonadherence and Correlates of Adherence

    Rapoff, Michael A.

    Pages 33-45

  • Adherence Theories: Review, Critique, and Clinical Implications

    Rapoff, Michael A.

    Pages 47-68

  • Measurement Issues: Assessing Adherence and Disease and Health Outcomes

    Rapoff, Michael A.

    Pages 69-113

  • Strategies for Improving Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens

    Rapoff, Michael A.

    Pages 115-145

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0570-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0569-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-8143-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens
Authors
Series Title
Issues in Clinical Child Psychology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0570-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0570-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0569-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8143-1
Series ISSN
1574-0471
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 232
Topics