Developing a program to assist turner’s syndrome patients and families

Larry L. Mullins, Jane Lynch, Jana Orten, Lorraine K. Youll

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Abstract

Turner’s Syndrome [TS] is a chromosomal disorder that affects one in 2500 women. It results in an array of physical difficulties, including short stature, lack of secondary sexual devel opment and cognitive problems. Little research exists to document the psychosocial problems and needs of individuals with TS and their families. The current literature and the results of a regionally based needs assessment are reviewed to guide program develop ment, with emphasis on the emotional and informational needs of these families. Suggestions are provided for strategic early commu nication and information sharing, development of skill-specific sup port groups, family networks and family therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-79
Number of pages11
JournalSocial Work in Health Care
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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