Philip A. Pizzo, M.D.

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  • ADAPTIVE-BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN WITH SYMPTOMATIC HIV-INFECTION BEFORE AND AFTER ZIDOVUDINE THERAPY JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY Wolters, P. L., Brouwers, P., Moss, H. A., Pizzo, P. A. 1994; 19 (1): 47-61

    Abstract:

    Assessed longitudinally the effects of HIV infection and zidovudine on the adaptive behavior of 25 children with symptomatic disease (M age = 5.3 years; range = 1-12; 52% classified as encephalopathic) by parent report using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. Patients also were evaluated with an age-appropriate intelligence test and Q-sort Behavioral Rating Scale. Before treatment, encephalopathic children exhibited greater impairments in adaptive behavior than those without encephalopathy. After 6 months of zidovudine, all behavioral domains (communication, daily living, socialization) except for motor skills showed overall significant improvement. Children with or without encephalopathy showed a similar degree of change. Improvements in adaptive behavior correlated with increases in cognitive ability and decreases in severity of aberrant social-emotional behavior.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1994MU67000006

    View details for PubMedID 8151495

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