hrp0084p3-934 | GH & IGF | ESPE2015

Psychosocial Functioning and Self-Perception of Children and Adolescents Treated with GH

Drosatou Chrysoula , Vlachopapadopoulou Elpis-Athina , Karachaliou Feneli , Prodromidis Apostolos , Michalakos Stefanos , Tsoumakas Konstantinos

Background: Coping with a chronic medical condition requiring prolonged treatment may have an effect on psychological adaptation and self-esteem of patients.Objective and hypotheses: To identify key factors that influence self-perception and well-being in children and adolescents on GH therapy.Method: A prospective study with the use of validated questionnaires SPP (the Greek version). The patient cohort included 272 Greek children...