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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. Type 1 diabetes is a serious, life-long condition which causes major health, social and economic burden for children, their families and the community. Diabetes management involves strict adherence to a comple...

    Authors: Aditi Lohan, Amy E. Mitchell, Ania Filus, Kate Sofronoff and Alina Morawska

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:158

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  2. Young people with disabilities often lag behind their typically developing peers in the achievement of adult roles, which has been attributed to a lack of opportunities to develop critical life skills. Residen...

    Authors: Amy C. McPherson, Gillian King, Alanna Rudzik, Shauna Kingsnorth and Jan Willem Gorter

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:153

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  3. The emerging field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has brought about new interaction styles. Its excessive use may lead to addictive behaviours.

    Authors: Raquel Muñoz-Miralles, Raquel Ortega-González, M. Rosa López-Morón, Carme Batalla-Martínez, Josep María Manresa, Núria Montellà-Jordana, Andrés Chamarro, Xavier Carbonell and Pere Torán-Monserrat

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:140

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  4. Internet addiction (IA) among adolescents has become a global health problem, and public awareness of it is increasing. Many IA risk factors relate to parents and the family environment. This study examined th...

    Authors: Cynthia Sau Ting Wu, Ho Ting Wong, Kin Fai Yu, Ka Wing Fok, Sheung Man Yeung, Cheuk Ho Lam and Ka Man Liu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:130

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  5. Infants may be at neurodevelopmental risk from adverse events arising in the neonatal period. This study aimed to investigate the developmental outcomes and physical activity behaviours of term infants after n...

    Authors: Genevieve Mary Dwyer, Karen Walker, Louise Baur and Nadia Badawi

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:123

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  6. In Western countries, about a quarter of children are affected by parental separation and a number of authors have previously investigated how familial structure impacts children’s health. The purpose of the w...

    Authors: Nadine Kacenelenbogen, Michèle Dramaix-Wilmet, M. Schetgen, M. Roland and Isabelle Godin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:89

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  7. The presence of an association between age at the onset of puberty and intelligence quotient (IQ) in young adolescents remains controversial. The aim of this study was to explore the association between age at...

    Authors: Pongsak Noipayak, Petch Rawdaree, Busaba Supawattanabodee and Sumonmal Manusirivitthaya

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:87

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  8. The early environment is important for child development and wellbeing. Gene-by-environment studies investigating the impact of the serotonin transporter gene-linked polymorphic region (5-HTTLPR) and the Brain De...

    Authors: Sara Agnafors, Gunilla Sydsjö, Erika Comasco, Marie Bladh, Lars Oreland and Carl Göran Svedin

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:76

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  9. The quality of the home learning environment has a significant influence on children’s language and communication skills during the early years with children from disadvantaged families disproportionately affe...

    Authors: Jan M. Nicholson, Warren Cann, Jan Matthews, Donna Berthelsen, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Misel Trajanovska, Shannon K. Bennetts, Tessa Hillgrove, Victoria Hamilton, Elizabeth Westrupp and Naomi J. Hackworth

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:73

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  10. The “Watch Me Grow” (WMG) study examines the current developmental surveillance system in South West Sydney. This paper describes the establishment of the study birth cohort, including the recruitment processe...

    Authors: Susan Woolfenden, Valsamma Eapen, Emma Axelsson, Alexandra Hendry, Bin Jalaludin, Cheryl Dissanayake, Bronwyn Overs, Joseph Descallar, John Eastwood, Stewart Einfeld, Natalie Silove, Kate Short, Deborah Beasley, Rudi Črnčec, Elisabeth Murphy and Katrina Williams

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:46

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  11. Hospitalization is a stressful and threatening experience, which can be emotionally devastating to children. Hospital play interventions have been widely used to prepare children for invasive medical procedure...

    Authors: William H. C. Li, Joyce Oi Kwan Chung, Ka Yan Ho and Blondi Ming Chau Kwok

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:36

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  12. Depression is often co-morbid with chronic conditions, and when combined with HIV it can increase progression and reduce survival. A brief and accurate screening tool for depression among children living with ...

    Authors: Agnes Binagwaho, Mary C. Smith Fawzi, Mawuena Agbonyitor, Sabin Nsanzimana, Corine Karema, Eric Remera, Vincent Mutabazi, Cyprien Shyirambere, Patrick Cyamatare, Cameron Nutt, Claire Wagner, Jeanine Condo, Nancy Misago and Yvonne Kayiteshonga

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:29

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  13. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has a significant impact on child and adolescent development, especially in relation to school functioning and academic outcomes. Despite the transition to high ...

    Authors: Nardia Zendarski, Emma Sciberras, Fiona Mensah and Harriet Hiscock

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:20

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  14. Walking mechanics are influenced by body morphology. Foot arch height is one aspect of body morphology central to walking. However, generalizations about the relationship between arch height and walking are li...

    Authors: Simone V. Gill, Sara Keimig, Damian Kelty-Stephen, Ya-Ching Hung and Jeremy M. DeSilva

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:15

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  15. Risk factors for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) are well described, and such cases are now investigated according to standard protocols. In London, Project Indigo of the Metropolitan Police provides...

    Authors: Andrew R. Bamber, Liina Kiho, Sam Upton, Michael Orchard and Neil J. Sebire

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2016 16:6

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  16. The use of neuropsychiatric Patient Centred Outcome Measures (PCOMs) in routine child mental health and paediatric services is very time consuming and often requires multiple scales being completed as no singl...

    Authors: Paramala Santosh, Paul Gringras, Gillian Baird, Federico Fiori and Regina Sala

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2015 15:62

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  17. Few studies have been carried out in low- middle-income countries assessing contextual characteristics associated with bullying. This study aimed to assess the relative importance of contextual (school and cit...

    Authors: Catarina Machado Azeredo, Renata Bertazzi Levy, Ricardo Araya and Paulo Rossi Menezes

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2015 15:49

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  18. Early transition from breastfeeding and non-nutritive sucking habits may be related to occlusofacial abnormalities as environmental factors. Previous studies have not taken into account the potential for inter...

    Authors: Xiaoxian Chen, Bin Xia and Lihong Ge

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2015 15:46

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  19. Neurological impairment is a common sequelae of perinatal brain injury. Plasticity of the developing brain is due to a rich substrate of developing neurones, synaptic elements and extracellular matrix. Interve...

    Authors: Morag J Andrew, Jeremy R Parr, Chris Montague-Johnson, Oliver Braddick, Karen Laler, Nicola Williams, Bonny Baker and Peter B Sullivan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2015 15:22

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  20. Although 10% of Israeli youth live in boarding schools, few studies, except for those focusing on mental health, have examined the well-being of this population subgroup. Thus, the aims of this study were to e...

    Authors: Maayan Agmon, Cheryl Zlotnick and Anat Finkelstein

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2015 15:11

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  21. Childhood intelligence is an important determinant of health outcomes in adulthood. The first years of life are critical to child development. This study aimed to identify early life (perinatal and during the ...

    Authors: Fabio Alberto Camargo-Figuera, Aluísio JD Barros, Iná S Santos, Alicia Matijasevich and Fernando C Barros

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:308

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  22. Preterm-born or asphyxiated term-born children show more emotional and behavioral problems at preschool age than term-born children without a medical condition. It is uncertain whether parenting intervention p...

    Authors: Renske Schappin, Lex Wijnroks, Monica Uniken Venema, Barbara Wijnberg-Williams, Ravian Veenstra, Corine Koopman-Esseboom, Susanne Mulder-De Tollenaer, Ingeborg van der Tweel and Marian Jongmans

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:305

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  23. Negative early years and childhood experiences (EYCE), including socio-economic circumstances, parental health and parenting style, are associated with poor health outcomes both in childhood and adulthood. It ...

    Authors: Martin Taulbut, David Walsh and John O’Dowd

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:259

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  24. There is a well-established link between various measures of socioeconomic status and the schooling achievement and cognition of children. However, less is known about how cognitive development is impacted by ...

    Authors: Benjamin T Crookston, Renata Forste, Christine McClellan, Andreas Georgiadis and Tim B Heaton

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:253

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  25. This study aimed to establish the predictors of positive and negative parenting behaviours in a United Kingdom population. The majority of previous research has focused on specific risk factors and has used a ...

    Authors: Rachel M Thomson, Clare S Allely, David Purves, Christine Puckering, Alex McConnachie, Paul CD Johnson, Jean Golding, Christopher Gillberg and Philip Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:247

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  26. Universal developmental surveillance programs aimed at early identification and targeted early intervention significantly improve short- and long-term outcomes in children at risk of developmental disorders. H...

    Authors: Valsamma Eapen, Susan Woolfenden, Katrina Williams, Bin Jalaludin, Cheryl Dissanayake, Emma L Axelsson, Elisabeth Murphy, John Eastwood, Joseph Descallar, Deborah Beasley, Rudi Črnčec, Katherine Short, Natalie Silove, Stewart Einfeld and Margot Prior

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:234

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  27. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood and has often a chronic course persisting into adulthood. However, up to 30% of children treated with st...

    Authors: Martin Holtmann, Benjamin Pniewski, Daniel Wachtlin, Sonja Wörz and Ute Strehl

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:202

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  28. The Taiwanese government has been promoting early intervention to children with intellectual disability for years, but data on its effectiveness are limited.

    Authors: Der-Chung Lai, Chung-Hsin Chiang, Yuh-Ming Hou, Jiun-Horng Liu, Shu-Fen Yao, How-Ran Guo and Yen-Cheng Tseng

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:170

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  29. Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts are serious but not rare conditions in adolescents. However, there are several research and practical suicide-prevention initiatives that discuss the possibility of preve...

    Authors: Carolin Donath, Elmar Graessel, Dirk Baier, Stefan Bleich and Thomas Hillemacher

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:113

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  30. The European literature on mental health of the children of immigrants is limited. Therefore this study aims to investigate gender-specific mental health reported by teachers, parents and the children themselv...

    Authors: Linda deKeyser, Carl Göran Svedin, Sara Agnafors, Marie Bladh and Gunilla Sydsjö

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:95

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  31. If the window of opportunity presented by the early years is missed, it becomes increasingly difficult to create a successful life-course. A biopsychosocial model of special educational need with an emphasis o...

    Authors: Margaret Curtin, Denise Baker, Anthony Staines and Ivan J Perry

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:52

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  32. Although several determinants of global developmental delay (GDD) have been recognized, a significant number of children remain without definitive etiologic diagnosis. The objective of this study was to assess...

    Authors: Loretta Thomaidis, Georgios Zacharias Zantopoulos, Sotirios Fouzas, Lito Mantagou, Chryssa Bakoula and Andreas Konstantopoulos

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:40

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  33. Consideration of the quality of life in relation to individual health status is crucial for planning and maintaining a system of patient-centered care. Until recently, there have been no suitable instruments t...

    Authors: Luiz Antonio Pellegrino, Erika Veruska Paiva Ortolan, Claudia Saad Magalhães, Ariane Aparecida Viana and Unni G Narayanan

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:30

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  34. Outcomes of health and rehabilitation services for children and youth with disabilities increasingly include assessments of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The purpose of this research was to 1) descri...

    Authors: Mary Law, Steven Hanna, Dana Anaby, Marilyn Kertoy, Gillian King and Liqin Xu

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:26

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  35. The need for early intervention tools adapted to the First Nation culture is well documented. However, standards derived from First Nation communities are absent from the literature. This study examines the ps...

    Authors: Carmen Dionne, Suzie McKinnon, Jane Squires and Jantina Clifford

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:23

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  36. While most children display a normal development, some children experience developmental delays compared to age specific development milestones assessed during school entry examination. Data exist on prevalenc...

    Authors: Heribert L Stich, Alexander Krämer and Rafael T Mikolajczyk

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:18

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  37. Identify children at-risk of having mental health problems is of value to prevent injury. But the limited agreement between informants might jeopardize prevention initiatives. The aims of the present study wer...

    Authors: Aymery Constant, Judith Dulioust, Ashley Wazana, Taraneh Shojaei, Isabelle Pitrou and Viviane Kovess-Masfety

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2014 14:2

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  38. Sleep problems are common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Serum ferritin levels have been associated with the severity of symptoms and sleep disturbances among children wit...

    Authors: Maha K Abou-Khadra, Omnia R Amin, Olfat G Shaker and Thanaa M Rabah

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:217

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  39. Studying second-generation immigrants can help in identifying genetic or environmental risk factors for childhood autism. Most previous studies have focused on maternal region of birth and showed inconsistent ...

    Authors: Venla Lehti, Susanna Hinkka-Yli-Salomäki, Keely Cheslack-Postava, Mika Gissler, Alan S Brown and Andre Sourander

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:171

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  40. To investigate whether later diagnosis of psychiatric disorder can be predicted from analysis of mother-infant joint attention (JA) behaviours in social-communicative interaction at 12 months.

    Authors: Clare S Allely, Paul CD Johnson, Helen Marwick, Emma Lidstone, Eva Kočovská, Christine Puckering, Alex McConnachie, Jean Golding, Christopher Gillberg and Philip Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:147

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  41. The Early Development Instrument (EDI) is a comprehensive instrument used to assess school readiness in preschool children. This study was carried out to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese ver...

    Authors: Patrick Ip, Sophia Ling Li, Nirmala Rao, Sharon Sui Ngan Ng, Winnie Wai Sim Lau and Chun Bong Chow

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:146

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  42. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part C) authorizes states to establish systems to provide early intervention services (e.g., therapy) for children at risk, with the incentive of federal financ...

    Authors: Beth Marie McManus, Stephanie Robert, Aggie Albanese, Mona Sadek-Badawi and Mari Palta

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:106

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  43. Preterm-born or asphyxiated term-born children who received neonatal intensive care show more emotional and behavioral problems than term-born children without a medical condition. It is uncertain whether regu...

    Authors: Renske Schappin, Lex Wijnroks, Monica Uniken Venema, Barbara Wijnberg-Williams, Ravian Veenstra, Corine Koopman-Esseboom, Susanne Mulder-De Tollenaer, Ingeborg van der Tweel and Marian Jongmans

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:69

    Content type: Research article

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