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Healthcare 2015, 3(3), 775-795; doi:10.3390/healthcare3030775

Pediatric Coccidioidomycosis Patients: Perceptions, Quality of Life and Psychosocial Factors

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Health Sciences Research Institute, University of California, Merced, CA 95343, USA
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Valley Children's Hospital, 9300 Valley Children's Pl, Madera, CA 93636, USA
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Academic Editor: Helen Pattison
Received: 6 May 2015 / Revised: 6 August 2015 / Accepted: 13 August 2015 / Published: 28 August 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Psychology in Healthcare Settings)
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Abstract

Research investigating the effects of coccidioidomycosis (valley fever) on children and the psychosocial implications of this disease in general is lacking. This study reviews what is known about pediatric coccidioidomycosis patients. It documents the psychological functioning, quality of life, and illness perceptions of a sample of coccidioidomycosis patient families. Primary caregivers of pediatric patients and patients from a major hospital in the San Joaquin Valley of California were interviewed regarding their perceptions of disease detection, access to care and the patient/family experience. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatrics; coccidioidomycosis; valley fever; quality of life; children; families; coping; healthcare pediatrics; coccidioidomycosis; valley fever; quality of life; children; families; coping; healthcare
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Gaab, E.M.; Naeem, F. Pediatric Coccidioidomycosis Patients: Perceptions, Quality of Life and Psychosocial Factors. Healthcare 2015, 3, 775-795.

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