Journal article

Strategies to promote better outcomes in young people with chronic illnesses

M Yeo, SM Sawyer

ANNALS ACADEMY OF MEDICINE SINGAPORE | ACAD MEDICINE SINGAPORE | Published : 2003

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This paper aims to provide an overview of chronic illness and disability in young people, focusing on the developmental needs of young people and the impact of chronic illness on adolescence. The emotional well-being of the young person with chronic illness is explored and strategies that promote better health outcomes for the young person through health, family and school settings are discussed. METHODS: Literature was searched using Medline from 1980 to 2002 using the keywords chronic illness, chronic disease, disability, psychological, social, outcomes and transition. Articles were also hand searched from retrieved articles. CONCLUSIONS: Young people with chronic illness hav..

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