hrp0092p1-79 | GH and IGFs | ESPE2019

The experience of Pain in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency and Psychosocial Correlates: Preliminary Data from a Longitudinal Prospective Study

Bettini Alessandra , Teodori Caterina , Maffei Francesca , Ciofi Daniele , Stagi Stefano

Background: Pain represents one of the most stressful experiences for children undergoing medical therapies (Kortesluoma, 2008), but is under represented in literature for what concerns pediatric endocrinology. Children consider Injections one of the most painful, frighteningand distressing procedures (Fassler, 1985). The treatment for patients with Growth Hormone Deficiency requires daily subcutaneous injection, performed by parents or patients themselves. Th...