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Behavior and development

Section edited by Paramala Santosh

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

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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Adolescents with chronic illness (CI) and parents of a child with CI are at risk for psychosocial problems. Psychosocial group interventions may prevent these problems. With the use of cognitive-behavioral the...

    Authors: Miriam Douma, Linde Scholten, Heleen Maurice-Stam and Martha A. Grootenhuis

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:235

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are at increased risk for behavioral, emotional, and cognitive problems. They often have reduced exercise capacity and participate less in sports, which is associat...

    Authors: Malindi van der Mheen, Ingrid M. van Beynum, Karolijn Dulfer, Jan van der Ende, Eugène van Galen, Jorieke Duvekot, Lisette E. Rots, Tabitha P. L. van den Adel, Ad J. J. C. Bogers, Christopher G. McCusker, Frank A. Casey, Willem A. Helbing and Elisabeth M. W. J. Utens

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:230

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  3. Content type: Research article

    We previously reported that perinatal dioxin exposure increased autistic traits in children living in dioxin-contaminated areas of Vietnam. In the present study, we investigated the impact of dioxin exposure o...

    Authors: Anh Thi Nguyet Nguyen, Muneko Nishijo, Tai The Pham, Nghi Ngoc Tran, Anh Hai Tran, Luong Van Hoang, Hitomi Boda, Yuko Morikawa, Yoshikazu Nishino and Hisao Nishijo

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:213

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Newborn weight change (NWC) in the first 4 days represents short-term adaptations to external environment. It may be a key developmental period for future cardio-metabolic health, but this has not been explore...

    Authors: Maria João Fonseca, Milton Severo, Debbie A. Lawlor, Henrique Barros and Ana Cristina Santos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:211

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) negatively impact health throughout the life course. For children exposed to ACEs, resilience may be particularly important. However, the literature regarding resilience, p...

    Authors: Nia Heard-Garris, Matthew M. Davis, Moira Szilagyi and Kristin Kan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:204

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Efficient trunk control is crucial in infant motor development when infants first learn how to move against gravity. Traditional assessments of trunk control commonly treat the trunk as one unit but the Segmen...

    Authors: Tamis W. Pin, Penelope B. Butler, Hon-Ming Cheung and Sandra Lai-Fong Shum

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:182

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  7. Content type: Research article

    ‘About My Child’ 19-item version (AMC-19) is a parent-report measure developed to assess the complexity of a child’s life due to biological, psychological, social and environmental issues, that can be complete...

    Authors: Uzma Williams, Peter Rosenbaum, Jan Willem Gorter, Dayle McCauley and Roman Gulko

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:174

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The outcomes of psycho-educational interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) comorbid with severe to moderate intellectual disability (ID) are insufficiently documented. In this prospective study, we ...

    Authors: Elodie Tilmont Pittala, Yann Saint-Georges-Chaumet, Claire Favrot, Antoine Tanet, David Cohen and Catherine Saint-Georges

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:165

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The use of technology to assist in the communication, socialization, language, and motor skills of children with Down’s syndrome (DS) is required. The aim of this study was to analyse research findings regardi...

    Authors: Renata Thaís de Almeida Barbosa, Acary Souza Bulle de Oliveira, Jennifer Yohanna Ferreira de Lima Antão, Tânia Brusque Crocetta, Regiani Guarnieri, Thaiany Pedrozo Campos Antunes, Claudia Arab, Thaís Massetti, Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro and Luiz Carlos de Abreu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:160

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Excess weight gain in infancy and childhood is associated with increased risk of subsequent obesity. Identifying patterns of infancy and childhood weight gain associated with subsequent obesity or overweight s...

    Authors: Joseph M. Braun, Heidi J. Kalkwarf, George D. Papandonatos, Aimin Chen and Bruce P. Lanphear

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:161

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Early detection of changes at the muscular level before a contracture develops is important to gain knowledge about the development of deformities in individuals with spasticity. However, little information is...

    Authors: Annika Kruse, Christian Schranz, Markus Tilp and Martin Svehlik

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:156

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  12. Content type: Study protocol

    Targeted interventions during early childhood can assist families in providing strong foundations that promote children’s health and wellbeing across the life course. There is growing recognition that longer f...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Westrupp, Clair Bennett, Meabh Cullinane, Naomi J. Hackworth, Donna Berthelsen, Sheena Reilly, Fiona K. Mensah, Lisa Gold, Shannon K. Bennetts, Penny Levickis and Jan M. Nicholson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2018 18:148

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  13. 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

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.042 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.819 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.266 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.278 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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