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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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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  20. The purpose of this study was to determine whether joint mobility is associated with motor performance in children referred for Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD-group) in contrast to a randomly selecte...

    Authors: Lemke D Jelsma, Reint H Geuze, Mariette H Klerks, Anuschka S Niemeijer and Bouwien CM Smits-Engelsman

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:35

    Content type: Research article

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  21. A battery of clinical assessments was used in the Lililwan* Project, Australia’s first population-based Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) prevalence study, conducted in the remote Fitzroy Valley, Western...

    Authors: James P Fitzpatrick, Jane Latimer, Manuela Ferreira, Alexandra LC Martiniuk, Elizabeth Peadon, Maureen Carter, June Oscar, Emily Carter, Meredith Kefford, Rhonda Shandley, Harry Yungabun and Elizabeth J Elliott

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:33

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Type D personality, or the “distressed personality”, is a psychosocial factor associated with negative health outcomes, although its impact in younger populations is unclear. The purpose of this study was to i...

    Authors: Emelie Condén, Jerzy Leppert, Lisa Ekselius and Cecilia Åslund

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:11

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Available evidence indicates that early intervention programs, such as the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), can positively affect key outcomes for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). However, program...

    Authors: Valsamma Eapen, Rudi Črnčec and Amelia Walter

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2013 13:3

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Licensed for use in males in 2009, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates in adolescent males are extremely low. Literature on HPV vaccination focuses on females, adult males, or parents of adolescent ma...

    Authors: Andreia B Alexander, Nathan W Stupiansky, Mary A Ott, Debby Herbenick, Michael Reece and Gregory D Zimet

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:192

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Even minor abnormalities of early child development may have dramatic long term consequences. Accurate prevalence rates for a range of developmental impairments have been difficult to establish. Since related ...

    Authors: Heribert L Stich, Bernhard Th Baune, Riccardo N Caniato, Rafael T Mikolajczyk and Alexander Krämer

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:188

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The Institute of Medicine has prioritized shared decision making (SDM), yet little is known about the impact of SDM over time on behavioral outcomes for children. This study examined the longitudinal associati...

    Authors: Alexander G Fiks, Stephanie Mayne, A Russell Localio, Chris Feudtner, Evaline A Alessandrini and James P Guevara

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:153

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Literacy is important for success in school and in adulthood. Book-gift programs at birth exist to help develop these foundations early on. The effectiveness of the Read to Me! Nova Scotia Family Literacy Prog...

    Authors: Stephanie Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Chrystal Coates, Marilou Hervas-Malo and Patrick J McGrath

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:100

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Previous research has suggested that music therapy may facilitate skills in areas typically affected by autism spectrum disorders such as social interaction and communication. However, generalisability of prev...

    Authors: Monika Geretsegger, Ulla Holck and Christian Gold

    Citation: BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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