Adherence to health-related regimens in pediatric chronic disorders Academic Article uri icon


  • The role of health-related behaviors in the prevention, development, maintenance, and/or exacerbation of disease is increasingly being recognized in pediatrics. However, simply prescribing a treatment regimen is not a sufficient condition to assure the implementation of the regimen; behavioral and psychosocial factors may prevent or impede the therapy process. An interdisciplinary biobehavioral health team model, incorporating behavioral parent training, child self-management training, and health care staff behavioral training, is proposed within the dimensions of the patient education instructional method, the therapeutic regimen implementation, and the functional analysis of the antecedents and consequences related to long-term therapeutic adherence and noncompliance in pediatric comprehensive chronic care. © 1984.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Varni, J. W., & Wallander, J. L.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Varni, James W||Wallander, Jan L

publication date

  • January 1984