ERIC Number: EJ377567
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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The Efficacy of Hospitalization of Nonorganic Failure-to-Thrive Children: A Meta-Analysis.
Fryer, George E., Jr.
Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, v12 n3 p375-81 1988
A meta-analysis of eight studies, involving 192 subjects, was performed to ascertain the efficacy of hospitalization of children with nonorganic failure to thrive. Hospitalization was found to approximately double the probability of catch-up physical growth for the children, but psychosocial development was only modestly hastened by hospitalization. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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