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"Developmental evaluation"

Matthew J Maenner, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, Kim Van Naarden Braun, Deborah L Christensen, Laura A Schieve
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network conducts population-based surveillance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 8-year old children in multiple US sites. To classify ASD, trained clinicians review developmental evaluations collected from multiple health and education sources to determine whether the child meets the ASD surveillance case criteria. The number of evaluations collected has dramatically increased since the year 2000, challenging the resources and timeliness of the surveillance system...
2016: PloS One
Suzette C Brémault-Phillips, Jasneet Parmar, Steven Friesen, Laura G Rogers, Ashley Pike, Bryan Sluggett
BACKGROUND: The Decision-Making Capacity Assessment (DMCA) Model includes a best-practice process and tools to assess DMCA, and implementation strategies at the organizational and assessor levels to support provision of DMCAs across the care continuum. A Developmental Evaluation of the DMCA Model was conducted. METHODS: A mixed methods approach was used. Survey (N = 126) and focus group (N = 49) data were collected from practitioners utilizing the Model. RESULTS: Strengths of the Model include its best-practice and implementation approach, applicability to independent practitioners and inter-professional teams, focus on training/mentoring to enhance knowledge/skills, and provision of tools/processes...
September 2016: Canadian Geriatrics Journal: CGJ
Vicky Ward, Lisa Pinkney, Gary Fry
BACKGROUND: More people than ever receive care and support from health and social care services. Initiatives to integrate the work of health and social care staff have increased rapidly across the UK but relatively little has been done to chart and improve their impact on service users. Our aim was to develop a framework for gathering and using service user feedback to improve integrated health and social care in one locality in the North of England. METHODS: We used published literature and interviews with health and social care managers to determine the expected service user experiences of local community-based integrated teams and the ways in which team members were expected to work together...
September 8, 2016: BMC Research Notes
Issarapa Chunsuwan, Tippawan Hansakunachai, Suntaree Pornsamrit
BACKGROUND: Parent Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) is a feasible developmental screening tool but it is not commonly used in Thailand. To examine the potential of PEDS as a screening tool, PEDS was implemented in well-child visits to identify the prevalence of developmental problems, characteristic parental concerns and comments, and to compare it with pediatrician developmental evaluation using Parent Evaluation of Developmental Status: Developmental Milestones, assessment level (PEDS: DM-AL)...
December 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
Yvonne W Wu, Amit M Mathur, Taeun Chang, Robert C McKinstry, Sarah B Mulkey, Dennis E Mayock, Krisa P Van Meurs, Elizabeth E Rogers, Fernando F Gonzalez, Bryan A Comstock, Sandra E Juul, Michael E Msall, Sonia L Bonifacio, Hannah C Glass, An N Massaro, Lawrence Dong, Katherine W Tan, Patrick J Heagerty, Roberta A Ballard
OBJECTIVE: To determine if multiple doses of erythropoietin (Epo) administered with hypothermia improve neuroradiographic and short-term outcomes of newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. METHODS: In a phase II double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial, we randomized newborns to receive Epo (1000 U/kg intravenously; n = 24) or placebo (n = 26) at 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 days of age. All infants had moderate/severe encephalopathy; perinatal depression (10 minute Apgar <5, pH <7...
June 2016: Pediatrics
Alison Laycock, Jodie Bailie, Veronica Matthews, Ross Bailie
BACKGROUND: Integrating theory when developing complex quality improvement interventions can help to explain clinical and organizational behavior, inform strategy selection, and understand effects. This paper describes a theory-informed interactive dissemination strategy. Using aggregated quality improvement data, the strategy seeks to engage stakeholders in wide-scale data interpretation and knowledge sharing focused on achieving wide-scale improvement in primary health-care quality...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
Deborah A Askew, Samantha J Togni, Philip J Schluter, Lynne Rogers, Sonya Egert, Nichola Potter, Noel E Hayman, Alan Cass, Alex D H Brown
BACKGROUND: The disparities in health and life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples compared to non-Indigenous Australians are well documented. Chronic diseases are a leading contributor to these disparities. We aimed to determine the feasibility, acceptability and appropriateness of a case management approach to chronic disease care integrated within an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care service. METHODS: The Home-based, Outreach case Management of chronic disease Exploratory (HOME) Study provided holistic, patient centred multidisciplinary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic disease...
2016: BMC Health Services Research
Roald A Øien, Paige Siper, Alexander Kolevzon, David Grodberg
OBJECTIVE: The social disability associated with ADHD often makes diagnostic and treatment decision making challenging. This protocol investigates the test performance of the Autism Mental Status Exam (AMSE) in detecting autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a sample of 45 children with ADHD and ASD symptomatology. The AMSE is a brief ASD diagnostic assessment administered in the context of a clinical exam. METHOD: All participants received a developmental evaluation, including the AMSE, followed by independent gold standard diagnostic assessments including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)...
April 13, 2016: Journal of Attention Disorders
Deborah L Christensen, Jon Baio, Kim Van Naarden Braun, Deborah Bilder, Jane Charles, John N Constantino, Julie Daniels, Maureen S Durkin, Robert T Fitzgerald, Margaret Kurzius-Spencer, Li-Ching Lee, Sydney Pettygrove, Cordelia Robinson, Eldon Schulz, Chris Wells, Martha S Wingate, Walter Zahorodny, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). PERIOD COVERED: 2012. DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEM: The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network is an active surveillance system that provides estimates of the prevalence and characteristics of ASD among children aged 8 years whose parents or guardians reside in 11 ADDM Network sites in the United States (Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin)...
April 1, 2016: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
Kirsten Langeveld, Karien Stronks, Janneke Harting
BACKGROUND: Public health is to a large extent determined by non-health-sector policies. One approach to address this apparent paradox is to establish healthy public policies. This requires policy makers in non-health sectors to become more aware of the health impacts of their policies, and more willing to adopt evidence-informed policy measures to improve health. We employed a knowledge broker to set the agenda for health and to specify health-promoting policy alternatives. This study aimed at gaining in-depth understanding of how this knowledge broker approach works...
March 15, 2016: BMC Public Health
Carolyn G DiGuiseppi, Julie L Daniels, Daniele M Fallin, Steven A Rosenberg, Laura A Schieve, Kathleen C Thomas, Gayle C Windham, Cynthia W Goss, Gnakub N Soke, Dustin W Currie, Alison B Singer, Li-Ching Lee, Pilar Bernal, Lisa A Croen, Lisa A Miller, Jennifer A Pinto-Martin, Lisa M Young, Diana E Schendel
BACKGROUND: The Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) is designed to enhance knowledge of autism spectrum disorder characteristics and etiologies. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the demographic profile of enrolled families and examines sociodemographic differences between children with autism spectrum disorder and children with other developmental problems or who are typically developing. METHODS: This multi-site case-control study used health, education, and birth certificate records to identify and enroll children aged 2-5 years into one of three groups: 1) cases (children with autism spectrum disorder), 2) developmental delay or disorder controls, or 3) general population controls...
July 2016: Disability and Health Journal
Marleen Vanvuchelen, Lise Van Schuerbeeck, Marijke Aka Braeken
Children with autism spectrum disorders are at risk for motor problems. However, this area is often overlooked in the developmental evaluation in autism diagnostic clinics. An alternative can be to identify children who should receive intensive motor assessment by using a parent-based screener. The aim of this study was to examine whether the Ages and Stages Questionnaires - second edition may be used to identify gross and fine motor problems in children. High-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 43, 22-54 m) participated in this study...
January 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
Jacob Amir, Joseph Atias, Nechama Linder, Joseph Pardo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcome of infants with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and normal fetal imaging. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary paediatric medical centre. PATIENTS: 98 infants born to mothers with primary CMV infection in the first and second trimesters (diagnosed by positive amniotic fluid findings) and normal fetal imaging. METHODS: Initial evaluation included confirmatory urine culture, complete blood count, liver and kidney function tests, funduscopy, brain ultrasound and hearing test...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Damien Contandriopoulos, Arnaud Duhoux, Bernard Roy, Maxime Amar, Jean-Pierre Bonin, Roxane Borges Da Silva, Isabelle Brault, Clémence Dallaire, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Francine Girard, Emmanuelle Jean, Caroline Larue, Lily Lessard, Luc Mathieu, Jacinthe Pépin, Mélanie Perroux, Aurore Cockenpot
INTRODUCTION: The overall aim of this project is to help develop knowledge about primary care delivery models likely to improve the accessibility, quality and efficiency of care. Operationally, this objective will be achieved through supporting and evaluating 8 primary care team pilot sites that rely on an expanded nursing role within a more intensive team-based, interdisciplinary setting. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The first research component is aimed at supporting the development and implementation of the pilot projects, and is divided into 2 parts...
2015: BMJ Open
Sue Lukersmith, Ana Fernandez, Michael Millington, Luis Salvador-Carulla
BACKGROUND: Case management is a complex intervention. Complexity arises from the interaction of different components: the model (theoretical basis), implementation context (service), population and health condition, focus for the intervention (client and/or their family), case manager's actions (interventions) and the target of case management (integrated care and support, client's community participation). There is a lack of understanding and a common language. To our knowledge there is no classification (taxonomy) for community-based case management...
April 2016: Disability and Health Journal
Sayaka Aoki, Keiji Hashimoto, Natsuha Ikeda, Makoto Takekoh, Takeo Fujiwara, Naho Morisaki, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Yukihiro Ohya
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to extend our understanding of the Kyoto Scale of Psychological Development (KSPD) by comparison with a parent-rated scale, the Kinder Infant Development Scale (KIDS). METHODS: The participants of this study were 229 children aged 0-4, who were referred to the Developmental Evaluation Center of the National Center for Child Health and Development, due to a suspected developmental disorder/delay. The participants were divided into subgroups, depending on age and overall DQ...
May 2016: Brain & Development
Mikel Lizarazu, Marie Lallier, Nicola Molinaro, Mathieu Bourguignon, Pedro M Paz-Alonso, Garikoitz Lerma-Usabiaga, Manuel Carreiras
Whether phonological deficits in developmental dyslexia are associated with impaired neural sampling of auditory information at either syllabic- or phonemic-rates is still under debate. In addition, whereas neuroanatomical alterations in auditory regions have been documented in dyslexic readers, whether and how these structural anomalies are linked to auditory sampling and reading deficits remains poorly understood. In this study, we measured auditory neural synchronization at different frequencies corresponding to relevant phonological spectral components of speech in children and adults with and without dyslexia, using magnetoencephalography...
December 2015: Human Brain Mapping
David Grodberg, Paige Siper, Jesslyn Jamison, Joseph D Buxbaum, Alexander Kolevzon
Subspecialty physicians who have expertise in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder typically do not have the resources to administer comprehensive diagnostic observational assessments for patients suspected of ASD. The autism mental status exam (AMSE) is a free and brief eight-item observation tool that addresses this practice gap. The AMSE, designed by Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians and Pediatric Neurologists structures the observation and documentation of signs and symptoms of ASD and yields a score...
April 2016: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
Takeshi Kamikubo, Keiji Hashimoto, Anri Kamide, Makoto Takekoh, Natsuha Ikeda
The Japanese version of the Wechsler intelligence scale for children-fourth edition (WISC-IV) is often used to assess cognitive dysfunction in children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). To reveal the characteristics of cognitive impairment in pediatric TBI, we retrospectively analyzed the results of 22 children with TBI on the WISC-IV that was conducted at the Developmental Evaluation Center of the National Center for Child Health and Development over three years from July 2011 to July 2014. It has been hypothesized that the WISC-IV is limited for revealing neuropsychological dysfunction after traumatic brain injury...
August 2015: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
Chen Chana Lifshitz, Or Catz
Two rehabilitation programs for young adults ages 18 to 30 with severe mental illness were launched in Israel in 2009. Both programs adhered to the Illness Management and Recovery approach, but one emphasized emotional support and containment (supportive model program), and the other emphasized practical support to promote independence (demanding model program). A formative and developmental evaluation of both programs was conducted. Qualitative and quantitative findings indicated that both programs have merits, suggesting that they could be combined to formulate a best practice tailored for the unique needs of this population...
November 2015: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
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