Childhood Chronic Illness

Coping with “feeling different;” School absences; Friendship/sibling issues; Using the mind/body to more effectively tolerate medical treatment.

In  studies examining psychosocial support in children with chronic illness (Barlow and Ellard, 2004), it has been found that there is effectiveness on variables such as self-efficacy, self-management of disease, family functioning, psychosocial well-being, reduced isolation, social competence, knowledge, hope, days absent from school and fatigue.