The impact of social skills training on the adjustment of children with newly diagnosed cancer.
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Randomized 64 children ages 5 to 13 years with newly diagnosed cancer to either a Social Skills Training experimental treatment group or a School Reintegration standard treatment group. Children who received explicit training in social skills reported higher perceived classmate and teacher social support at the 9-month follow-up in comparison to pretreatment levels, while parents reported a decrease in internalizing and externalizing behavior problems and an increase in school competence. Methodological improvements for Phase III clinical trials are addressed.
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Varni, J. W., Katz, E. R., Colegrove, R., & Dolgin, M.
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Varni, JW||Katz, ER||Colegrove, R||Dolgin, M