Childhood Health and Chronic Illness

Barbara J. Tinsley, Mary Burleson

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Children's health has profound and sustained consequences for later life. Although child morbidity and mortality have been greatly reduced over the past few decades due to medical discoveries, immunization efforts, and improved technology, many children continue to face poor health due to poverty or related issues, behavioral risk factors, and chronic illness or disability. In this chapter, we provide a state-of-the-art summary of research on children's health and its developmental consequences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940400
ISBN (Print)9780195342819
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


  • Children
  • Chronic illness
  • Disability
  • Health
  • Methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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