Behavioral functioning and treatment adherence in pediatric eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 03/30/2012

Maternal report of patient internalizing behavioral symptoms, particularly depression, is significantly associated with non–adherence in patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID). These symptoms are potential risk factors and should be considered when assessing and treating non–adherence. Clinical care of patients with EGID should include routine screening for depression.

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