Adherence and Self-Management in Pediatric Populations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128160008

Adherence and Self-Management in Pediatric Populations

1st Edition

Editors: Avani Modi Kimberly Driscoll
Paperback ISBN: 9780128160008
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd January 2020
Page Count: 460
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Adherence and Self-Management in Pediatric Populations addresses the contemporary theories, evidence-based assessments, and intervention approaches for common pediatric chronic illnesses. An introductory chapter summarizes the state of the field and provides a general foundation in adherence and self-management. Subsequent chapters focus on specific diseases, ensuring that the scope of knowledge contained therein is current and thorough, especially as the assessments and interventions can be specific to each disease. Case examples are included within each chapter to illustrate the application of these approaches. The book ends with an emerging areas chapter to illuminate the future of adherence science and clinical work.

This book will be extremely helpful to professionals beginning to treat youth with suboptimal adherence or for those who conduct adherence research. Experts in the field will benefit from the synthesized literature to aid in clinical decision-making and advancing adherence science.

Key Features

  • Organized by disease for quick reference
  • Provides case examples to illustrate concepts
  • Incorporates technology-focused measurement and intervention approaches (mobile and electronic health) throughout


Researchers and clinicians in psychology, medicine, social work, and pharmacology who work with a pediatric population with chronic illness

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and State of the Field
2. Asthma
3. Type 1 Diabetes
4. Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes
5. Cystic Fibrosis
6. Chronic Pain
7. Cancer
8. Sickle Cell Disease
9. Epilepsy
10. Spina Bifida
11. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
12. Other Gastrointestinal disorders
14. Congenital Heart Disease
15. Solid Organ Transplant
16. Rheumatic Diseases
17. Allergy
18. Sleep Disorders
19. Dermatologic conditions
20. m/e-health interventions
21. Future of Adherence/Self-Management


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About the Editor

Avani Modi

Avani C. Modi, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and experienced researcher in pediatric adherence with an international reputation in pediatric epilepsy. Dr. Modi is a Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She serves as the Director for the Center for Treatment Adherence and Self-Management and the Co-Director of the New Onset Seizure Disorder Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions to improve adherence in youth with chronic conditions, as well as clinical implementation of adherence measurement and intervention. Dr. Modi has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and serves on several national and international committees.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, United States

Kimberly Driscoll

Kimberly A. Driscoll, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and experienced researcher in adherence and type 1 diabetes whose clinical care and research focuses on improving the psychological well-being of people with type 1 diabetes and their parents and improving adherence to medical treatment regimens, with a focus on using technology to optimize adherence and health outcomes. Her specific interests include improving insulin pump adherence, reducing fear of hypoglycemia and parent-child conflict, and integrating psychological interventions into type 1 diabetes medical appointments. She has received extramural grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (e.g., K23, R03, DP3, R01) and the American Diabetes Association. She also serves as a collaborator on grants with colleagues from leading type 1 diabetes centers. Dr. Driscoll has more than 60 peer-reviewed publications. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida and the Director of Behavioral Science Research at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute. She also holds an academic appointment at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, Director of Behavioral Science Research, Diabetes Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States

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