Thirty years ago, Pless and Pinkerton1 highlighted the fact that, although children and adolescents experience a diverse range of illnesses, those with chronic conditions have great similarities in their life experiences and in the preventive and rehabilitative aspects of their lives. Since then, the intensity of treatment programs recommended for managing adolescent chronic illnesses has increased greatly. As a result, the daily lives of adolescents with chronic illness are often very different from those of their healthy peers.
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