Skip to content


Behavior and development

Section edited by Paramala Santosh

This section considers studies of behavioral and developmental disorders in children and adolescents.

Page 1 of 6
  1. Content type: Research article

    Social skills might play an important role for the relationship between maternal psychological distress and subsequent development of depressive symptoms. The majority perspective is that social skills is adap...

    Authors: Wendy Nilsen, Evalill Bølstad Karevold, Jannike Kaasbøll and Anne Kjeldsen

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:133

    Published on:

  2. Content type: Case report

    Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) and abdominal pain are commonly seen in a pediatric emergency department (8 and 18% incidence respectively in our center). They are manifestations of a wide variety of diseases ran...

    Authors: Giuseppe Cannalire, Luigi Conti, Maurizio Celoni, Carmine Grassi, Andrea Cella, Giulia Bensi, Patrizio Capelli and Giacomo Biasucci

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:125

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Research article

    Early detection of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) enables access to early interventions for children. We assess the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)’s ability to identify children with a NDD in populat...

    Authors: Ramesh Lamsal, Daniel J. Dutton and Jennifer D. Zwicker

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:122

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Research article

    The aims of our study were to: (i) determine the prevalence of children aged 4 to 6 years with probable Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms in the Spanish population; and (ii) analyse the ...

    Authors: Alberto José Cerrillo-Urbina, Antonio García-Hermoso, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno, María Jesús Pardo-Guijarro, Abel Ruiz-Hermosa and Mairena Sánchez-López

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:111

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Research article

    Obesity has been hypothesized to be associated with reduced moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and increased sedentary time (ST). It is important to assess whether, and the extent to which, levels o...

    Authors: Rabha Elmesmari, Anne Martin, John J. Reilly and James Y. Paton

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:106

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research article

    Indigenous infants and children in Australia, especially in remote communities, experience early and chronic otitis media (OM) which is difficult to treat and has lifelong impacts in health and education. The ...

    Authors: Caroline Jones, Mridula Sharma, Samantha Harkus, Catherine McMahon, Mele Taumoepeau, Katherine Demuth, Karen Mattock, Lee Rosas, Raelene Wing, Sulabha Pawar and Anne Hampshire

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:99

    Published on:

  7. Content type: Research article

    Adolescents with low motor competence participate less in physical activity and tend to exhibit decreased physical fitness compared to their peers with high motor competence. It is therefore essential to ident...

    Authors: Emmanuel Bonney, Eugene Rameckers, Gillian Ferguson and Bouwien Smits-Engelsman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:78

    Published on:

  8. Content type: Research article

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among children is an increasing public health concern. The identification of behavioral risk factors, including sleep quality, has important public health implic...

    Authors: Hui Cao, Shuangqin Yan, Chunli Gu, Sumei Wang, Lingling Ni, Huihui Tao, Ting Shao, Yeqing Xu and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:70

    Published on:

  9. Content type: Research article

    Factors influencing child development are not well studied in developing settings, and especially in Mongolia. This cohort study examined the relationship between maternal socio-demographic and psychological c...

    Authors: Amarjargal Dagvadorj, Duurenbayar Ganbaatar, Olukunmi O. Balogun, Naohiro Yonemoto, Bayasgalantai Bavuusuren, Kenji Takehara, Rintaro Mori and Moe Akahira-Azuma

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:68

    Published on:

  10. Content type: Research article

    Children with specific language impairment often present with multiple comorbidities, which may adversely affect both participation in play and academic performance, potentially impacting a child’s health-rela...

    Authors: Kristy Nicola and Pauline Watter

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:62

    Published on:

  11. Content type: Research article

    Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is common in infants. When the condition causes pathological symptoms and/or complications it is considered gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). It appears to be increasing...

    Authors: Hannah Grace Dahlen, Jann P. Foster, Kim Psaila, Kaye Spence, Nadia Badawi, Cathrine Fowler, Virginia Schmied and Charlene Thornton

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:30

    Published on:

  12. Content type: Research article

    While therapy services may start in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) there is often a gap in therapy after discharge. Supporting Play Exploration and Early Development Intervention (SPEEDI) supports par...

    Authors: Stacey C. Dusing, Tanya Tripathi, Emily C. Marcinowski, Leroy R. Thacker, Lisa F. Brown and Karen D. Hendricks-Muñoz

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:46

    Published on:

  13. Content type: Research article

    Extreme poverty is severe deprivation of basic needs and services. Children living in extreme poverty may lack adequate parental care and face increased developmental and health risks. However, there is a pauc...

    Authors: Berhanu Nigussie Worku, Teklu Gemechu Abessa, Mekitie Wondafrash, Marleen Vanvuchelen, Liesbeth Bruckers, Patrick Kolsteren and Marita Granitzer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:45

    Published on:

  14. Content type: Research article

    Data on visuomotor performance in combat training and the effects of combat training on visuomotor performance are limited. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a specially designed combat sports (CS...

    Authors: Yan-Ying Ju, Yen-Hsiu Liu, Chih-Hsiu Cheng, Yu-Lung Lee, Shih-Tsung Chang, Chi-Chin Sun and Hsin-Yi Kathy Cheng

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:39

    Published on:

  15. Content type: Research article

    The decrease in the frequency of family meals among Asian youth is often lamented. In Japan, adolescents who eat breakfast alone might have an unhealthy diet, which increases the risk of overweight or obese. H...

    Authors: Takako Shirasawa, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Masaaki Matoba, Yuma Sunaga, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:36

    Published on:

  16. Content type: Research article

    Late Language Emergence (LLE) in the first two years of life is one of the most common parental concerns about child development and reasons for seeking advice from health professionals. LLE is much more preva...

    Authors: Catherine L. Taylor, Mabel L. Rice, Daniel Christensen, Eve Blair and Stephen R. Zubrick

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:41

    Published on:

  17. Content type: Research article

    Children living with foster families in a resource-limited setting such as Ethiopia are at risk of developmental problems. It is not yet clear whether intensive home-based developmental stimulation assisted by...

    Authors: Berhanu Nigussie Worku, Teklu Gemechu Abessa, Mekitie Wondafrash, Johan Lemmens, Jan Valy, Liesbeth Bruckers, Patrick Kolsteren and Marita Granitzer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:29

    Published on:

  18. Content type: Research article

    Sleep plays a prominent role in the growth and development of children. Children with cerebral palsy (CP) are more prone to sleep disorders (SDs) than their peers. Children with CP, have a higher prevalence of...

    Authors: Kisughu Munyumu, Richard Idro, Catherine Abbo, Mark Kaddumukasa, Elly Katabira, Ezekiel Mupere and Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:26

    Published on:

Page 1 of 6

2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.071 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.516 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.290 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.160 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    904.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    293 Mentions