Chapter 8. Psychosocial Effects on the Children

  1. Peter S. Vickers Cert.Ed., Dip C.D., SRN, RSCN, BA, PhD, FHEA Visiting Fellow in Child Health and Immunology

Published Online: 4 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470745571.ch8

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation

Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation

How to Cite

Vickers, P. S. (2008) Psychosocial Effects on the Children, in Severe Combined Immune Deficiency: Early Hospitalisation and Isolation, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470745571.ch8

Author Information

  1. School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Hertfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470319864

Online ISBN: 9780470745571



  • psychosocial effects on children;
  • Rutter A Scale - comparison of items between SCID and reference groups;
  • solitary behaviour and temper tantrums;
  • gender of SCID children and psychosocial behaviour;
  • place of treatment/place of origin;
  • behaviour disturbance in individual children;
  • behavioural difficulties of children - treated for SCID by means of BMT


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Rutter A Scale

  • The Post-Transplant Behaviours of the Children Treated Successfully for SCID

  • Comparison of SCID Children and Children of the Reference Group

  • Comparison of SCID Children with Children from the Reference Group and from Groups of Children with Other Disorders

  • The Importance of Gender

  • The Importance of the Place of Treatment/Place of Origin

  • Psychosocial Functioning: A Comparison with Other Children Using the Rutter B Scale

  • Behaviour Disturbance in Individual Children

  • Summary of the Psychosocial Problems as Indicated by the Rutter A and B Scales

  • The Present

  • Conclusion