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SARTOR, Mariana Salvadori; GON, Márcia Cristina Caserta  and  ZAZULA, Robson. The effects of parental atention and escape on noncompliance behavior in children with atopic dermatitis. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2016, vol.18, n.1, pp. 33-48. ISSN 1516-3687.

The functional analysis is an effective way to identify maintaining contingencies of childhood behavior considered problematic. For children with atopic dermatitis, noncompliance is a common parent’s complaint, often considered a problem behavior. This study aimed to examine the effects of parental attention and escape in noncompliance behavior of children with atopic dermatitis in a medical treatment situation. The study evaluated this behavior in four typically developing 3­ to 7‑year‑old children with atopic dermatitis and their mothers, according to a single case multielement experimental design. Participants’ behaviors were observed in three conditions of evaluation: baseline, attention and escape. The functional analysis of interactions allowed showing that, each child presents different answers under the control of similar contingencies (attention/ escape).

Keywords : functional analysis; escape; attention; noncompliance; medical treatment.

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