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The natural history and predictors of persistent problem behaviours in cystic fibrosis: a multicentre, prospective study
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    How natural are "natural histories"?

    The study by Sheehan and co-workers is important as they rightly state that longitudinal data of behavioural problems in children with CF are lacking, and so are data about parent use of health services. Both of these facts are surprising, given the lifelong character of the disease and given that standards of care explicitly address the need to offer help from psychosocial professionals [1]. However, some aspects in thei...

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