Self-image in adolescents with delayed puberty and growth retardation

Alan Apter, Avinoam Galatzer, Nessia Beth-Halachmi, Zvi Laron

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Fifty-six adolescents with varying combinations of pubertal delay and growth retardation were given the Offer Self-Image Questionnaire. Delay in sexual maturation by itself had no significant deleterious effect on self-image; however, growth retardation did. These results have important implications in determining indications for the endocrinological treatment of pubertal disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-505
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Youth and Adolescence
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1981
Externally publishedYes


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