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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2013, Article ID 978198, 5 pages
Case Report

Chronic Disease Management in Children Based on the Five Domains of Health

The School of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia

Received 8 February 2013; Accepted 12 March 2013

Academic Editors: S. M. Dehghani, D. Fischer, C. Modesto, I. Riaño Galán, and A. Spalice

Copyright © 2013 Wing Lung Alvin So. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Through a case study of a child with cystic fibrosis, the interactions among various domains of health have been discussed—namely, biomedical, physical, psychological/behavioural, and social. In pediatrics, development is another key domain relevant to the management of a chronic disease. An individualised management plan for this case has been outlined, and consideration of this framework may be worthwhile when managing other paediatric patients with chronic disease. Patient empowerment and parental education, as well as good co-ordination of health service delivery, are imperative to holistic patient care.