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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350832/the-developmental-trinity-of-mind-cognizance-executive-control-and-reasoning
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REVIEW
Andreas Demetriou, Nikolaos Makris, Smaragda Kazi, George Spanoudis, Michael Shayer
This paper summarizes research on how cognizance, that is, awareness of mental processes, interacts with executive control and reasoning from childhood to adolescence. Central positions are that (a) cognizance changes extensively with age; (b) it contributes to the formation of executive control, and (c) mediates between executive control and reasoning. Cognizance recycles with changes in executive and inferential possibilities in four developmental cycles: it registers their present state, yielding insight into their operation, allowing their better management; this catalyzes their transformation into the next level...
January 19, 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350454/patterns-of-internet-based-health-information-seeking-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Mechelle D Claridy, Melissa M Hudson, Lee Caplan, Pauline A Mitby, Wendy Leisenring, Selina A Smith, Leslie L Robison, Ann C Mertens
BACKGROUND: To assess where, when, and why survivors of childhood cancer seek health information. PROCEDURE: Data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) cohort (n = 1386) and Health Information National Trends Survey (n = 2385) were analyzed to determine the health information seeking strategies of childhood cancer survivors. Descriptive frequencies, χ2 analyses, t-tests, and multivariable logistic regression models were used. RESULTS: To seek health-related information for themselves, 54% (n = 742) of the childhood survivors reported using the Internet in the past 12 months, compared to 45% of the general population (adjusted OR: 2...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349924/parental-supervision-for-their-children-s-toothbrushing-mediating-effects-of-planning-self-efficacy-and-action-control
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Kyra Hamilton, Stephen Cornish, Aaron Kirkpatrick, Jeroen Kroon, Ralf Schwarzer
OBJECTIVES: With 60-90% of children worldwide reportedly experiencing dental caries, poor oral health in the younger years is a major public health issue. As parents are important to children's oral hygiene practices, we examined the key self-regulatory behaviours of parents for supervising their children's toothbrushing using the health action process approach. DESIGN AND METHOD: Participants (N = 281, 197 mothers) comprised Australian parents of 2- to 5-year-olds...
January 18, 2018: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349808/promises-and-pitfalls-in-the-development-of-biomarkers-that-can-promote-early-intervention-in-children-at-risk
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EDITORIAL
Sara Jaffee
The cost to individuals and to society of psychopathology that emerges in childhood is substantial. Children whose problems are undiagnosed or inadequately treated struggle in school, experience rejection by peers, and become a source of stress for caregivers and teachers. As adults, their mental health problems tend to recur and their cognitive difficulties persist. Clinicians hold a well-founded belief that early identification of children who are at risk for psychopathology is the key to prevention.
February 2018: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349769/examining-character-structure-and-function-across-childhood-and-adolescence
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Jennifer Shubert, Laura Wray-Lake, Amy K Syvertsen, Aaron Metzger
Character strengths are an integral component of positive youth development that can promote flourishing. Developmental principles posit constructs become increasingly complex with age, yet this process has not been examined with character. Using a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse sample of 2,467 youth ages 9-19, bifactor models were estimated across elementary, middle, and high school-age groups to examine age differences in character structure and function. With successive age, a greater number of specific character strength factors were identified, suggesting character structure becomes more differentiated across adolescence...
January 19, 2018: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349715/-sex-is-a-sin-afro-caribbean-parent-and-teen-perspectives-on-sex-conversations
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Kemesha S Gabbidon, Mary Shaw-Ridley
This study characterized (a) mothers' childhood and teenage experiences with sex conversations and (b) families' perceptions of current parent-child sex conversations within two underserved Afro-Caribbean communities in the U.S. Fourteen dyads comprised of Haitian and Jamaican mothers and teens (aged 14-18) living in Miami, Florida, completed semi-structured interviews sharing their experiences with sex conversations. Researchers analyzed data using thematic content analysis. Mothers' mean age was 41.85 years, (SD = 5...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349274/long-run-effects-of-early-childhood-exposure-to-cholera-on-final-height-evidence-from-industrializing-japan
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Kota Ogasawara, Tatsuki Inoue
Pandemic cholera is one of the most topical and urgent issues in many developing countries. However, although a growing body of research has shown the negative long-run effects of infectious disease exposure on human health, the long-run influences of early childhood exposure to cholera have thus far been understudied. To bridge this gap in the body of knowledge, we draw both on new data describing adult height from 1899 to 1910 from comprehensive official Japanese army records and on data recording the regional variation in the intensity of cholera pandemics...
April 2018: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349262/mothers-labor-market-choices-and-child-development-outcomes-in-chile
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Sarah A Reynolds, Lia C H Fernald, Jere R Behrman
This paper examines associations between labor market participation of Chilean mothers and the cognitive, language, and socio-economic development of their children. Using a nationally-representative sample of 3-year-old children, we test if mothers' work intensity in the two previous years is associated with child development outcomes; data were collected in 2010 when children were one year old, and again in 2012, when they were three years old. We find that children who were three years old with mothers who worked for higher fractions of their children's lives in the previous two years perform significantly better on all tests (cognitive, language, socio-emotional) than children whose mothers had worked less, while controlling for baseline test performance...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349233/associations-between-household-educational-attainment-and-adolescent-positive-mental-health-in-canada
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Kimberly C Thomson, Martin Guhn, Chris G Richardson, Jean A Shoveller
Investigating the determinants of positive mental health, as opposed to focusing on mental illness, is a new research direction with important implications for population health promotion. Past research suggests that mental health develops in early childhood and that social factors including highest household educational attainment may play an important role. The current study examined the association between household educational attainment and adolescent self-reported positive mental health in a nationally representative Canadian sample using data from the 2011-12 Canadian Community Health Survey...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349210/early-life-conditions-and-child-development-evidence-from-a-violent-conflict
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Valentina Duque
This paper investigates how the exposure to violent conflicts in utero and in early and late childhood affect human capital formation. I focus on a wide range of child development outcomes, including novel cognitive and non-cognitive indicators. Using monthly and municipality-level variation in the timing and severity of massacres in Colombia from 1999 to 2007, I show that children exposed to terrorist attacks in utero and in childhood achieve lower height-for-age (0.09 SD) and cognitive outcomes (PPVT falls by 0...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349203/neighbourhood-socioeconomic-status-indices-and-early-childhood-development
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Simon Webb, Magdalena Janus, Eric Duku, Rob Raos, Marni Brownell, Barry Forer, Martin Guhn, Nazeem Muhajarine
The developmental health of young children is highly influenced by the socioeconomic conditions in which they are raised. How to accurately measure these conditions is a point of debate in the current literature on child development, health, and social determinants. We have evaluated four existing indices of socioeconomic status (SES) to determine the most relevant for the analysis of early childhood development (ECD) in Canada. Following a literature review of published SES indices which used 2006 Canadian Census data, four indices were chosen based on their relevance to ECD and the number of citations in subsequent articles...
December 2017: SSM—Population Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348612/gwas-in-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-reveals-novel-genetic-associations-at-chromosomes-17q12-and-8q24-21
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Joseph L Wiemels, Kyle M Walsh, Adam J de Smith, Catherine Metayer, Semira Gonseth, Helen M Hansen, Stephen S Francis, Juhi Ojha, Ivan Smirnov, Lisa Barcellos, Xiaorong Xiao, Libby Morimoto, Roberta McKean-Cowdin, Rong Wang, Herbert Yu, Josephine Hoh, Andrew T DeWan, Xiaomei Ma
Childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) (age 0-14 years) is 20% more common in Latino Americans than non-Latino whites. We conduct a genome-wide association study in a large sample of 3263 Californian children with ALL (including 1949 of Latino heritage) and 3506 controls matched on month and year of birth, sex, and ethnicity, and an additional 12,471 controls from the Kaiser Resource for Genetic Epidemiology Research on Aging Cohort. Replication of the strongest genetic associations is performed in two independent datasets from the Children's Oncology Group and the California Childhood Leukemia Study...
January 18, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348398/association-study-of-polymorphisms-in-genes-relevant-to-vitamin-b12-and-folate-metabolism-with-childhood-autism-spectrum-disorder-in-a-han-chinese-population
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Zengyu Zhang, Lianfang Yu, Sufang Li, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND Both genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This case-control study examined the association between childhood ASD and single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes involved with vitamin B12 and folate metabolism. MATERIAL AND METHODS Genotypes of transcobalamin 2 (TCN2) rs1801198, methionine synthase (MTR) rs1805087, methionine synthase reductase (MTRR) rs1801394, and methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) rs1801133 were examined in 201 children with ASD and 200 healthy controls from the Han Chinese population...
January 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347897/-effects-of-bilingualism-on-cognitive-functions-in-early-childhood
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Laura Bastian, Katrin Reichenbach, Lisann Helbig, Klaus Lenz, Saskia Rohrbach, Dörte Pollex-Fischer, Martina Schäuble, Manfred Gross, Lea Sarrar
Effects of Bilingualism on Cognitive Functions in Early Childhood Studies have revealed advantages in cognitive functions among children with bilingualism. In this study we investigate cognitive functions in monolingual and bilingual preschool children taking socioeconomic status into account. The study population consists of 40 monolingual (German) children (Mage = 5.0 ± 0.4) and 23 bilingual (German/English) children (Mage = 5.1 ± 0.6). A neuropsychological test battery was conducted. The analyses revealed better performance for bilingual children...
January 2018: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346138/obesity-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Edward Nehus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment of obesity-related kidney disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have confirmed that obesity is associated with increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). This risk extends to those who are metabolically healthy, indicating that obesity per se contributes to CKD independent of the metabolic syndrome. Recent developments in the pathophysiology of obesity-related kidney disease indicate that chronic inflammation and abnormal lipid metabolism contribute to kidney cell injury...
January 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345597/pediatric-markers-of-adult-cardiovascular-disease
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Micah Olson, Melissa Chambers, Gabe Shaibi
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in the United States . Atherosclerotic CV events do not occur until adulthood, except in the context of rare genetic disorders such as homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. However, the atherogenic process that leads to CVD begins in childhood and progresses throughout the lifespan . The degree of atherosclerosis early in life is associated with established risk factors for CVD (e.g. family history, obesity, dyslipidemia), indicating that the development and progression of atherosclerosis in childhood is driven by genetic as well as environmental factors...
January 16, 2018: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345488/risky-business-correlation-and-causation-in-longitudinal-studies-of-skill-development
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Drew H Bailey, Greg J Duncan, Tyler Watts, Doug H Clements, Julie Sarama
Developmental theories often posit that changes in children's early psychological characteristics will affect much later psychological, social, and economic outcomes. However, tests of these theories frequently yield results that are consistent with plausible alternative theories that posit a much smaller causal role for earlier levels of these psychological characteristics. Our article explores this issue with empirical tests of skill-building theories, which predict that early boosts to simpler skills (e...
January 2018: American Psychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345479/culturally-adapted-transdiagnostic-cbt-for-ssri-resistant-turkish-adolescents-a-pilot-study
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Z Ceren Acarturk, Sami Abuhamdeh, Baland Jalal, Nurdan Unaldı, Behiye Alyanak, Mustafa Cetinkaya, Birgul Gulen, Devon Hinton
The most common mental health problems among adolescents are anxiety and mood disorders. While disorder-specific cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is effective for each of these conditions, the comorbidity between anxiety and mood disorders indicates a need for the development of evidence-based transdiagnostic treatments. To examine the efficacy of culturally adapted transdiagnostic CBT (CA-CBT) in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in treatment-resistant Turkish adolescents, 13 adolescent participants with anxiety or mood disorders who were treatment resistant received 10 sessions of CA-CBT in group format...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345224/therapy-interventions-for-children-with-neurodisabilities-a-qualitative-scoping-study
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Bryony Beresford, Susan Clarke, Jane Maddison
BACKGROUND: Therapy interventions emerged four times in the top 10 research priorities in a James Lind Alliance research prioritisation exercise for children with neurodisabilities (Morris C, Simkiss D, Busk M, Morris M, Allard A, Denness J, et al. Setting research priorities to improve the health of children and young people with neurodisability: a British Academy of Childhood Disability-James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Partnership. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006233). The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) commissioned this study as part of an information-gathering exercise in response to this...
January 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344986/evaluation-of-bowel-function-in-healthy-children-untreated-constipation-is-common
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Helena Lindgren, Malin Carvalho Nejstgaard, Martin Salö, Pernilla Stenström
AIM: We evaluated bowel function in healthy children with regard to gender and age. METHODS: The study was carried out in 2016 at a tertiary children's hospital. Healthy children aged 3.5-15 years old who were admitted to the hospital, siblings to patients, or offspring of staff members were included. Validated self-report questionnaires, and internally developed questions regarding obstructive outlet- and gas-related symptoms were used. RESULTS: A total of 310 participants (50% girls) were included, which corresponded to a 94% answer frequency...
January 18, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
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