Was sind chronisch kranke kinder?

Translated title of the contribution: How to define chronically ill children

Silke Schmidt*, U. Thyen

*Corresponding author for this work
15 Citations (Scopus)


The current overview article highlights specific features of defining chronic illnesses in children with a view on recent methodological developments. Methodological advantages and potential pitfalls of these approaches are discussed. Epidemiological trends are reported taking these definitions and methodological approaches into account. The conceptual interrelationships with other constructs in the area of health service research, for instance quality of life, are demonstrated.

Translated title of the contributionHow to define chronically ill children
Original languageGerman
JournalBundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)585-591
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 06.2008

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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