A Questionnaire Survey on Parent's Awareness Regarding Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorder
Bishnu Prasad Mandal, Yao Yang and Jingyi Fan
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 24, 2019
Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are growing worldwide in both developed and developing countries. Parents are primary caregivers to recognize the signs and symptoms of children's behavior or mental -illness. This study is to obtain basic knowledge and awareness about NDDs in children in Nepali community. People in Nepali community have various religions and outdated belief. This study analyzes misconceptions and factors that influence the knowledge regarding NDDs among general populations, w...
Five Years Survival Trend and Outcome among HIV Infected Children Followed Up in the Pediatric Department in a Tertiary Hospital
Adedemy JD, Agbeille MF, Agossou J, Noudamadjo A, Kpanidja G, Aisso U, Chabi Biaou A, Lalya HF, Seydou L and Koumakpaï-Adeothy S
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 08, 2019
HIV infection still contributes significantly to high leatlity among infant and child. The aim of this work was to assess survival rate after five years of routine follow up among HIV 1-infected children in the pediatric ward of the Parakou Teaching Hospital. It was a descriptive cohort study with analytical purpose covering Five years from 2011 to 2016. It focused on 89 HIV 1-infected children. Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate the survival probabilities. The survival trends were compare...
Baby Walker Use and Child Development
Melike METE, Gonca KESKINDEMIRCI and Gulbin GOKCAY
Article Type: ORIGINAL ARTICLE | First Published: March 06, 2019
The study was conducted in İstanbul University İstanbul Medical Faculty Social Pediatric Outpatient Clinic. Children aged 18-30 months who used BW for 30 minutes or more a day for at least 1 month constituted the user group (n = 100) and those who never used a BW were in the control group (n = 100). Information was obtained through the personal health record of the unit and by a face-to-face questionnaire applied to the families during their visits to the unit. The Ankara Development Screening...
Looking toward the Future: An Inquiry into the Acceptance of a Hypothetical Laboratory-based Screening Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jane M DeLuca, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Sara M Sarasua, PhD, MSPH and Luigi Boccuto, MD
Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH | First Published: February 23, 2019
Currently, a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is determined by behavioral/ observational evaluations performed on children ages 2-5 years. Research suggests that laboratory-based tests for screening or diagnosis of ASD may be available in the future. In this study, we examined attitudes towards the acceptance of a hypothetical laboratory-based screening test for children for ASD. For this study, a survey was developed to capture opinions about a hypothetical ASD laboratory te...
An Exploration of the Roles of Certified Child Life Specialists & Registered Play Therapists in the United States
Julie Lerwick, PhD, LPC, NCC, RPT
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 06, 2019
In the United States pediatric hospitals and healthcare organizations are becoming more familiar with the value of Child Life Specialists to partner with children and their families to offer information, preparation, and stress reduction interventions to ease the potential negative emotional impact of a healthcare experience. To that end, Child Life Specialists have a unique role, which is not often understood by other healthcare providers. Historically casually regarded as "the hospital play la...