Behavioral Pediatrics

Research and Practice

  • Dennis C. Russo
  • James W. Varni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction to Behavioral Pediatrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dennis C. Russo, James W. Varni
      Pages 3-24
  3. Biobehavioral Factors and Chronic Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Thomas L. Creer, Charles M. Renne, Hyman Chai
      Pages 27-66
    3. Jonathan Kellerman, James W. Varni
      Pages 67-100
    4. Lynn Parker, William Whitehead
      Pages 143-174
  4. Pain, Discomfort, and Stress Secondary to Disease and Medical Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. James W. Varni, Ernest R. Katz, Jerry Dash
      Pages 177-224
    3. Barbara G. Melamed, Rochelle L. Robbins, Shirley Graves
      Pages 225-267
  5. Settings and Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Michael F. Cataldo, Harvey E. Jacobs, Mark C. Rogers
      Pages 271-298
    3. Edward R. Christophersen, Janice E. Abernathy
      Pages 299-332
  6. Health Care Behaviors, Prevention, and Therapeutic Adherence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Thomas J. Coates, Bruce J. Masek
      Pages 335-374
    3. Bruce J. Masek, William R. Jankel
      Pages 375-395
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 397-417

About this book


As in any field of clinical or scientific endeavor, a cataloguing of the techniques and findings of behavioral pediatrics must follow shortly after the first few years of systematic work. This book has been designed to serve this initial summary function for the field. It represents a first attempt to bring together in one place the definition and scope of be­ havioral pediatrics and to outline current research and treatment ap­ proaches to various organic disorders, clinical settings, and problem areas in which a sufficient body of knowledge has accrued for author­ itative statement. As the first text in a rapidly expanding area, our decisions regarding the topics to be covered and the contributors to this volume were guided by our desire to represent what we would consider to exemplify the field in its early development: pragmatic and thorough study of signif­ icant problems from a base of sound scientific inquiry. Each of the topics addressed in the present volume develops, in a preliminary fashion, an epistemology for current practice and future study. All of the contrib­ uting authors have been involved in the development of their specialty areas through their research and, importantly, through their clinical work in the hospitals affiliated with the medical schools in which they hold appointments.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis C. Russo
    • 1
  • James W. Varni
    • 2
  1. 1.Children’s Hospital Medical CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Orthopaedic HospitalUniversity of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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