This unique text offers an interdisciplinary collection of the most current articles concerning the scientific study of Child Health Psychology. The subjects of many articles are applicable to pediatrics, family medicine, child nursing, developmental, clinical child, and pediatric psychology. Emphasizing the scientific basis of the field, this empirical research is invaluable to the specialist, teacher, or student seeking the most contemporary research methods used to study psychological aspects of children's health care.
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Section I: Prevention and Lifestyle. D.K. Routh, Prevention and Life Style in Child Health Psychology. M. Roberts, D. Fanurik, Rewarding Elementary School Children for Their Use of Safety Belts. B.W. Tuckman, J.S. Hinkle, An Experimental Study of the Physical and Psychological Effects of Aerobic Exercise on School Children. J. Michela, I. Contento, Cognitive, Motivational, Social, and Environmental Influences on Children's Food Choices. L.A. Epstein, R. Koeske, R.R. Wing, A. Valoski, The Effect of Family Variables on Child Weight Change. Section II: Personality and Emotional Behavior. K.A. Matthews, Personality and Emotional Behavior. D.R. Southard, T.J. Coates, K. Kolodner, F.C. Parker, N.E. Padgett, H.L. Kennedy, Relationship Between Mood and Blood Pressure the Natural Environment: An Adolescent Population. T.A. Wills, Stress and Coping in Early Adolescence: Relationships to Substance Use in Urban School Samples. D.M. Murray, K. A. Matthews, S.M. Blake, R.J. Prineas, R.F. Gillum, Type A Behavior in Children: Demographic, Behavioral, and Physiological Correlates. K.A. Matthews, C.M. Stoney, C.J. Rakaczky, W. Jamison, Family Characteristics and School Achievements of Type A Children. Section III: Developmental Aspects of Illness Perception. D. Burbach, L. Peterson, Children's Concepts of Physical Illness: A Review and Critique of the Cognitive Developmental Literature. Section IV: Perspectives on Acute Illness in Children. B.G. Melamed, Current Approaches to Hospital Preparation. T. Zastowny, D. Kirschenbaum, A. Meng, Coping Skills Training for Children: Effects on Distress Before, During, and After Hospitalization. L. Dahlquist, K. Gil, F.D. Armstrong, D. DeLawyer, P. Greene, D. Wuori, Preparing Children for Medical Examinations: The Importance of Previous Medical Experience. J.P. Bush, B.G. Melamed, P.E. Greenbaum, P.L. Sheras, Mother- Child Patterns of Coping with Anticipatory Medical Stress. L. Peterson, S.M. Toler, An Information Seeking Disposition in Child Surgery Patients. Section V: Perspectives on Chronic Health Problems of Children. B. Stabler, Perspectives on Chronic Childhood Illness. S. Hauser, A. Jacobson, D. Wertlieb, B. Weiss-Perry, D. Follansbee, J. Wolsdorf, R. Herskowitz, J. Houlihan, Children With Recently- Diagnosed Diabetes: Interactions Within Their Families. S.L. Hanson, J.W. Pichert, Perceived Stress and Diabetes Control in Adolescents. S.B. Johnson, J. Silverstein, A. Rosenbloom, R. Carter, W. Cunningham, Assessing Daily Management in Childhood Diabetes. G. Geffken, S. Johnson, D. Walker, Behavioral Interventions for Childhood Nocturnal Enuresis: The Differential Effect of Bladder Capacity on Treatment Progress and Outcome. D. Czajkowski, G. Koocher, Predicting Medical Compliance Among Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis.