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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509364/how-do-caregivers-understand-and-respond-to-unsettled-infant-behaviour-in-vietnam-a-qualitative-study
#1
L Murray, T Tran, V V Thang, L Cass, J Fisher
BACKGROUND: Unsettled infant behaviours are a common source of concern for new parents and have been associated with perinatal common mental disorders amongst women in high-income settings. There is little evidence about how unsettled infant behaviours are understood and managed in low and lower-middle income countries. This study aimed to describe caregivers' understandings of, and responses to, unsettled infant behaviours in Vietnam and their family caregiving contexts. METHODS: Women who were mothers of infants aged 0-6 months were purposively recruited from two sites in Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam (one urban and one rural)...
May 16, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497475/quality-of-life-of-primary-caregivers-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-comparison-between-mother-and-grandmother-caregivers-in-anhui-province-of-china
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J Wu, J Zhang, Y Hong
BACKGROUND: The aims of the study are to evaluate the quality of life of mother and grandmother primary caregivers of children with cerebral palsy (CP) and to compare the difference between these two groups of caregivers. METHODS: We recruited 125 mother and 52 grandmother primary caregivers of children with CP. All the primary caregivers were interviewed with the short-form 36 (SF-36) health survey version 2.0 and with researcher-designed questionnaires for family background...
May 11, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488265/the-potential-role-of-attitudes-towards-suicide-between-mental-health-status-and-suicidal-ideation-among-chinese-children-and-adolescents
#3
L Tan, Q H Yang, J L Chen, H X Zou, T S Xia, Y Liu
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the contributions of mental health status and attitudes towards suicide on suicidal ideation in a sample of 6568 Chinese children and adolescents in China. Attitudes towards suicide were investigated as a possible moderator and mediator of the influence of mental health status on suicidal ideation. METHODS: Descriptive statistical analyses, Pearson correlation analyses and hierarchical regression analyses were adopted as methods of data analyses...
May 9, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480578/protecting-children-and-families-from-tobacco-and-tobacco-related-ncds-in-the-western-pacific-good-practice-examples-from-malaysia-philippines-and-singapore
#4
A M David, S P Mercado, J D Klein, M S/O K Kaundan, H N Koong, E Garcia
BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are generally considered diseases of adulthood, but NCD risk factors like tobacco use often are taken up during childhood and adolescence, and second-hand smoke exposure affects child survival and development. METHODS: At a regional meeting of the Asia Pacific Child and Family Health Alliance for Tobacco Control, members reviewed existing good practices of child-focused tobacco control approaches using health promotion strategies...
May 7, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480514/maternal-care-mediates-the-effects-of-nutrition-and-responsive-stimulation-interventions-on-young-children-s-growth
#5
N Brown, J E Finch, J Obradović, A K Yousafzai
BACKGROUND: Undernutrition contributes to at least half the estimated six million annual childhood deaths worldwide. Furthermore, one in three children fails to meet their developmental potential because of risks including stunting, illness, under-stimulation, poor responsive interactions and maternal depressive symptoms. Our study investigates the role of caregiving processes on children's height-for-age at 2 and 4 years. METHODS: The Pakistan Early Child Development Scale-up study assessed the longitudinal effectiveness of early nutrition and responsive stimulation interventions on growth and development at 4 years of age...
May 7, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480511/asq-3-scores-are-sensitive-to-small-differences-in-age-in-a-peruvian-infant-population
#6
K C Chong, V L Zhou, D Tarazona, H Tuesta, J E Velásquez-Hurtado, R Sadeghi, F Llanos
OBJECTIVE: The Ages and Stages Questionnaires Edition 3 (ASQ-3) are a well-validated international screen for developmental delays in young children. However, previous studies demonstrate variable scores between children eligible to take the same ASQ-3 interval. This study aimed to determine a relationship between age and ASQ-3 score for each screening interval. METHODS: This was a baseline exploratory cross-sectional study of infants under 2 years old evaluated for the Peruvian social programme Cuna Más...
May 7, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464352/maternal-experience-raising-girls-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-a-qualitative-study
#7
N Navot, A G Jorgenson, S J Webb
BACKGROUND: A growing line of research has sought to characterize the different presentations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among boys and girls. Much less is known about maternal experience and mother-child relationship in children with ASD based on child gender. The present qualitative study aimed to investigate the mother-daughter relationship from the perspective of mothers who are raising girls with ASD with normal intelligence and functional verbal communication. METHODS: Eleven in-depth interviews were conducted with mothers of girls with ASD, ages 10-19 years...
May 2, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436053/measuring-family-centred-practices-of-professionals-in-early-intervention-services-in-taiwan
#8
L-J Kang, R J Palisano, R J Simeonsson, A-W Hwang
BACKGROUND: Family-centred practices emphasize professional supports for forming partnerships with families in early intervention. The Measure of Processes of Care for Service Providers (MPOC-SP) measures the perceptions of paediatric service providers in supporting children and families. This study aimed to establish reliability of the Chinese version of the MPOC-SP (C-MPOC-SP) and to examine professional perceptions of family-centred practices in relation to professional discipline and years of experience...
April 23, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419501/stakeholders-views-of-the-introduction-of-assistive-technology-in-the-classroom-how-family-centred-is-australian-practice-for-students-with-cerebral-palsy
#9
P Karlsson, C Johnston, K Barker
BACKGROUND: With family-centred care widely recognized as a cornerstone for effective assistive technology service provision, the current study was undertaken to investigate to what extent such approaches were used by schools when assistive technology assessments and implementation occurred in the classroom. METHOD: In this cross-sectional study, we compare survey results from parents (n = 76), school staff (n = 33) and allied health professionals (n = 65) with experience in the use of high-tech assistive technology...
April 17, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402040/decision-making-and-future-planning-for-children-with-life-limiting-conditions-a-qualitative-systematic-review-and-thematic-synthesis
#10
E Popejoy, K Pollock, K Almack, J C Manning, B Johnston
BACKGROUND: In the last decade, the number of children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in England has almost doubled, and it is estimated that worldwide, there are 1.2 million children with palliative care needs. Families and professionals caring for children with life-limiting conditions are likely to face a number of difficult treatment decisions and develop plans for future care over the course of the child's life, but little is known about the process by which these decisions and plans are made...
April 12, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393382/-maybe-i-will-give-some-help%C3%A2-maybe-not-to-help-the-eyes-but-different-help-an-analysis-of-care-and-support-of-children-with-visual-impairment-in-community-settings-in-malawi
#11
M Gladstone, M McLinden, G Douglas, E Jolley, E Schmidt, J Chimoyo, H Magombo, P Lynch
BACKGROUND: Visual impairment in children is common in low and middle-income settings. Whilst visual impairment (VI) can impact on the development of children, many reach full potential with appropriate early intervention programmes. Although there is increased emphasis on early child development globally, it is not yet clear how to provide specific programmes for children with VI in low and middle-income settings. This study aims to identify facilitators and barriers to the provision of a developmental stimulation programme for children with VI in rural and urban Malawi...
April 9, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386948/developmental-pathways-in-infants-from-4-to-24%C3%A2-months
#12
L Valla, M S Birkeland, D Hofoss, K Slinning
BACKGROUND: There has been limited epidemiological research describing population-based samples regarding developmental pathways throughout infancy, and the research that exists has revealed substantial diversity. Identifying predictors for developmental pathways can inform early intervention services. METHODS: The Ages and Stages Questionnaire was used to measure communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem-solving and personal-social skills longitudinally in a large, population-based sample of 1555 infants recruited from well-baby clinics in five municipalities in southeast Norway...
April 7, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370174/parents-early-healthcare-transition-experiences-with-preterm-and-acutely-ill-infants-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
M Ballantyne, T Orava, S Bernardo, A C McPherson, P Church, D Fehlings
BACKGROUND: Parents undergo multiple transitions following the birth of an ill infant: their infant's illness-health trajectory, neonatal intensive care unit hospitalization and transfers from one healthcare setting to another, while also transitioning to parenthood. The objective of this review was to map and synthesize evidence on the experiences and needs of parents of preterm or ill infants as they transition within and between healthcare settings following birth. METHODS: The scoping review followed Arskey and O'Malley's () framework, enhanced by Levac et al...
March 30, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370163/development-of-a-22q11ds-psycho-educational-programme-exploration-of-the-views-concerns-and-educational-needs-of-parents-caring-for-children-or-adolescents-with-22q11ds-in-relation-to-mental-health-issues
#14
T Alugo, H Malone, A Sheehan, I Coyne, A Lawlor, F McNicholas
BACKGROUND: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is a multisystem genetic condition with a broad phenotype. It is associated with a high prevalence of depression and anxiety during childhood and increased risk of schizophrenia in adulthood. Despite this, studies report that families may receive inadequate information of mental health (MH) risks at diagnosis. Therefore, this study investigated parents' experiences of caring for a child with 22q11DS, investigated their knowledge regarding the risk of MH problems and assessed the need for a psycho-educational programme...
March 30, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326571/family-centred-service-differences-in-what-parents-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy-rate-important
#15
M Terwiel, M W Alsem, R C Siebes, K Bieleman, M Verhoef, M Ketelaar
BACKGROUND: A family-centred approach to services of children with disabilities is widely accepted as the foundational approach to service delivery in paediatric health care. The 56 items of the Measure of Processes of Care questionnaire (MPOC-56) all reflect elements of family-centred service. In this study, we investigated which elements of family-centred service are rated important by parents of children with cerebral palsy by adding a question on importance to each item of the MPOC-56 (MPOC-56-I)...
March 22, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321888/specific-language-impairment-is-associated-with-maternal-and-family-factors
#16
F B Diepeveen, P van Dommelen, A M Oudesluys-Murphy, P H Verkerk
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with specific language impairment (SLI). METHODS: In a nested case-control design, 253 children attending special needs schools for severe speech and language difficulties in the Netherlands were matched for sex and date of birth with 253 children attending mainstream education. Data on perinatal, maternal and family issues were retrieved from well-child care files registered shortly after birth. RESULTS: Children with SLI had younger mothers than children in the control group (mean 30 years 9 months vs...
March 20, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317146/immunization-of-looked-after-children-and-young-people-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
REVIEW
S Walton, H Bedford
BACKGROUND: Numbers of looked-after children and young people (LACYP) in the UK have risen over the last seven years. Looked-after children and young people should receive regular health assessments, including establishing immunization status and, if needed, developing a health plan to achieve full immunization. The Department for Education publish data on immunizations among LACYP to monitor both how well they are immunized and service performance. METHODS: A literature review was conducted using four databases (PubMed, Embase, Scopus and Web of Science) on immunization status of LACYP, factors affecting uptake and challenges to immunization, and interventions to improve immunization rates...
March 19, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299818/rapid-weight-gain-during-infancy-and-early-childhood-is-related-to-higher-anthropometric-measurements-in-preadolescence
#18
H Nanri, T Shirasawa, H Ochiai, S Nomoto, H Hoshino, A Kokaze
BACKGROUND: This study examined the relationship between rapid weight gain during infancy and/or early childhood and anthropometric measurements [body mass index (BMI), percent body fat (%BF), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)] in preadolescence by sex. METHODS: Subjects were fourth-grade school children (aged 9 to 10 years) from elementary schools in Ina-town, Japan, in 2010. Measurements of height, weight, %BF and WC were conducted for each subject...
March 16, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295480/relative-age-effects-in-the-movement-assessment-battery-for-children-2-age-banding-and-scoring-errors
#19
S Veldhuizen, L Rivard, J Cairney
AIM: The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (MABC-2) uses age-grouped scoring, which will result in relative motor functioning being overestimated for some children and underestimated for others. In this paper, we measure these errors and discuss their consequences. METHOD: We pool data from two validation studies to obtain a sample of 278 children assessed with the MABC-2 (mean (SD) age: 5 years, 0 months (9.6 months); 142 female). We used regression to measure the association between standard score and relative age, and used these results to estimate misclassification rates at the MABC-2's recommended thresholds...
March 15, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295454/home-and-the-social-worlds-beyond-exploring-influences-in-the-lives-of-children-of-mothers-with-intellectual-disability
#20
S Collings, G Llewellyn, R Grace
BACKGROUND: Mothers with intellectual disability are likely to raise their children in socially disadvantaged circumstances, and many face social isolation; however, the impact of a potentially restricted home context on children's social worlds has not been examined. This study was conducted to explore influences in the social worlds of children of mothers with intellectual disability from a child's perspective. METHODS: Seven children aged 7 to 11 years took part in at least two semi-structured interviews over a year...
March 10, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
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