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Behavioral evaluation of GH treatment in short statured children and adolescents: Findings from a pilot study


Steinhausen, H C; Dörr, H G; Malin, Z (2002). Behavioral evaluation of GH treatment in short statured children and adolescents: Findings from a pilot study. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 25(4):351-356.

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A cohort of 93 short-statured children and adolescents undergoing GH treatment were evaluated with respect to behavior, emotions, and attitudes. The sample consisted of patients suffering from either idiopathic GH deficiency or neurosecretory dysfunction (no.=47), Turner syndrome (no.=20), organic GH deficiency due to brain tumors (no.=10), or other etiologies (no.=16). The Child Behavior Checklist (CB-CL) together with a brief Evaluation of Treatment Questionnaire (ETQ) were filled out by the patient's parents. These evaluations were performed at onset and after 12 and 24 months of GH treatment, respectively. There was a highly significant but clinically small decline of behavioral abnormalities over time and parents saw major benefits of GH treatment in the total group of patients. The behavioral changes over time were independent of diagnostic category, gender, height velocity, puberty and age

Abstract

A cohort of 93 short-statured children and adolescents undergoing GH treatment were evaluated with respect to behavior, emotions, and attitudes. The sample consisted of patients suffering from either idiopathic GH deficiency or neurosecretory dysfunction (no.=47), Turner syndrome (no.=20), organic GH deficiency due to brain tumors (no.=10), or other etiologies (no.=16). The Child Behavior Checklist (CB-CL) together with a brief Evaluation of Treatment Questionnaire (ETQ) were filled out by the patient's parents. These evaluations were performed at onset and after 12 and 24 months of GH treatment, respectively. There was a highly significant but clinically small decline of behavioral abnormalities over time and parents saw major benefits of GH treatment in the total group of patients. The behavioral changes over time were independent of diagnostic category, gender, height velocity, puberty and age

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Life Sciences > Endocrinology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Endocrinology
Language:English
Date:1 April 2002
Deposited On:10 Oct 2018 08:41
Last Modified:15 Apr 2021 14:53
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0391-4097
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/bf03344017

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