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Revista Psicologia e Saúde

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RICHARTZ, Marisa; PACIFICO, Cibely Francine; CANTERO, Claudia Razente  and  GON, Márcia Cristina Caserta. Guidance Program for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Dermatoses under an Approach for Behavior Analysis Applied to Health. Rev. Psicol. Saúde [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, pp. 83-102. ISSN 2177-093X.

Behavior analysis applied to health is significantly relevant to help patients with chronic dermatosis and their families to cope better with their organic, emotional and social condition. Thus, we evaluated the results of a group behavioral orientation program for children and adolescents with chronic skin disease regarding behavioral problems and stress level. Six girls between 6 and 14 years of age with some type of dermatosis participated in the guidance group. In the pre and post intervention stages, mothers evaluated their daughters' behavioral problems and participants evaluated stress levels. Behavioral orientation proved to be effective in the modality of care, as a result of the content and methodology applied for its development. Thus, this program is an important therapeutic tool to work with children and adolescents with chronic dermatosis, enabling reinforced interpersonal interactions and reduction of behavioral problems, and stress levels of two participants.

Keywords : Health Psychology; group therapy; chronic diseases; applied behavior analysis in healthcare; adherence to treatment.

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