The impact of social skills training on the adjustment of children with newly diagnosed cancer. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

altmetric score

  • 10

author list (cited authors)

  • Varni, J. W., Katz, E. R., Colegrove, R., & Dolgin, M.

citation count

  • 130

complete list of authors

  • Varni, JW||Katz, ER||Colegrove, R||Dolgin, M

publication date

  • January 1993