Behavioral/Environmental Considerations in Pediatric Inpatient Care

  • Michael F. Cataldo
  • Harvey E. Jacobs
  • Mark C. Rogers


Behavioral pediatrics has typically emphasized two areas of interface between the behavioral sciences and pediatric medicine. One is the identification, treatment, and prevention of childhood behavior problems through routine clinic and well-child visits (Christophersen & Rapoff, 1979). The second is the use of behavioral procedures to correct primary medical problems and those secondary to particular medical conditions. For example, behavioral procedures have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing seizures (Cataldo, Russo, & Freeman, 1979; Zlutnick, Mayville, & Moffat, 1975), in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders (Cataldo & Bird, in press; Cataldo, Bird, & Cunningham, 1978), in treating fecal incontinence secondary to myelomeningocele (Whitehead, Parker, Masek, Cataldo, & Freeman, 1981) and in dealing with pediatric chronic pain (Varni, Bessman, Russo, & Cataldo, 1980).


Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Aversive Event Apply Behavior Analysis Inescapable Shock Aversive Stimulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael F. Cataldo
    • 1
  • Harvey E. Jacobs
    • 2
  • Mark C. Rogers
    • 3
  1. 1.John F. Kennedy InstituteJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Rehabilitation Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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