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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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COSTA JR., Áderson L.. Psychoncology and the management of invasive procedures in pediatric oncology: a literature review. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 1999, vol.12, n.1, pp.107-118. ISSN 0102-7972.

This paper intends to describe the main research topics on Pediatric Psychooncology. It discusses the intervention studies implementation needs, that tends to investigate medical invasive procedures management on Oncology and effects of interventions, made by health profissionals, about child behavior. We describe and analise the main actions taken on studies evaluate child behavior on invasive medical procedures. Finally, it point out behavioral research as a useful tool for information supply about the functional relationship in between invasive procedures context and child behaviors.

Keywords : Pediatric Psychoncology; invasive procedures; psychological preparation for medical invasive procedures; behavioral research.

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