Journal article

Children's psychological and behavioral responses following pediatric intensive care unit hospitalization: the caring intensively study

Janet E Rennick, Geoffrey Dougherty, Christine Chambers, Robyn Stremler, Janet E Childerhose, Dale M Stack, Denise Harrison, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Karen Dryden-Palmer, Xun Zhang, Jamie Hutchison

BMC PEDIATRICS | BMC | Published : 2014


BACKGROUND: Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) hospitalization places children at increased risk of persistent psychological and behavioral difficulties following discharge. Despite tremendous advances in medical technology and treatment regimes, approximately 25% of children demonstrate negative psychological and behavioral outcomes within the first year post-discharge. It is imperative that a broader array of risk factors and outcome indicators be explored in examining long-term psychological morbidity to identify areas for future health promotion and clinical intervention. This study aims to examine psychological and behavioral responses in children aged 3 to 12 years over a three year ..

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