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| Published: December 25, 2016

To Associate Between Social Adaptive Behavior and Socio Demographic Variables among Children with Chronic Illness

Mridula. C. Jobson

Research Scholar, Mother Teresa University Kodaikanal, Lecturer- MMM College of Health Sciences, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. R. Subhashini

Dean and HOD – Department of Counseling Psychology, Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.044/20160401

DOI: 10.25215/0401.044


Back Ground: Chronic Illness is disorders or diseases that compromise well-being, either temporarily or chronically. These conditions are risk factors for Social behavior problem. Analyzing the prevalence of Social behavior problems of children with chronic illness and identifying related risk factors is of theoretical and practical relevance. It helps to understand psychosocial consequences of chronic diseases and provides valuable information for clinicians regarding who should be screened for what kind of problems. There are various factors that influence the social adaptive behavior of the child with chronic illness. Identification of association of demographic variable shall provide the underlying associated causes for such behavioral problem. Aim and Objective: This study analyses the association of socio-demographic factors and social adaptive behavior problems of pediatrics with chronic illness. Samples and Methods: The study was carried out in 90 pediatric patients in MMM hospital between age group 1 to 6 years. The samples were selected through convenient sampling technique. The Tool used for data collection and assessment of social maturity level is Semi structured questionnaire which include. Section A: Socio demographic profile and Section B: The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) A parent-report questionnaire. Result: The association between the social adaptive behavior problems and demographic variables using chi square test reveals that socio demographic variables such as economic factors and medical condition have significant association with the behavior of the child. Conclusion: The preliminary study concludes the association between the socio demographic factors and behavior. This particularly emphasizes on multidimensional   assessment and treatment.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016