A 10-year-old boy recently received a diagnosis of diabetes. His mother feels that he would benefit from learning about coping styles and behavior management techniques from other children who have diabetes. However, you are unaware of the effectiveness of this type of group intervention.

A parent is concerned about her child developing asthma because he has had shortness of breath and wheezing at times. The child's older sister recently received an asthma diagnosis, based on similar symptoms. You are curious about the prevalence of asthma in siblings.

Generalizability refers to the extent to which the results of a study apply to individuals and circumstances beyond those studied. (1) Commonly referred to as external validity, generalizability is the degree to which a given study's findings can be extrapolated to another population. Results of a study are considered generalizable if they have relevant characteristics of and implications for more individuals...

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