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Olsson, A., Hasselgren, M., Hagquist, C. & Janson, S. (2013). The association between medical conditions and gender, well-being, psychosomatic complaints as well as school adaptability. Acta Paediatrica, 102(5), 550-555
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The association between medical conditions and gender, well-being, psychosomatic complaints as well as school adaptability
2013 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 102, no 5, p. 550-555Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim was to assess the association between medical conditions and gender, well-being, psychosomatic complaints and school adaptability. The second aim was to determine whether self-reported medical conditions should be included in class-room questionnaires that deal with well-being and risk behaviour.

Methods: A cross-sectional class-room questionnaire was given to all 15- to 16-year-olds within a Swedish county. The questionnaire included background factors, subjective health, well-being, psychosomatic complaints, self image, drug use and also several themes from the school context. In addition, there were 13 medical conditions/problems to tick (yes or no) and an open alternative for other problems/medical conditions.

Results: 3108 questionnaires (response rate 84%) were analysed. The majority of the girls and the boys reported no medical conditions; however, 49% of the girls and 39% of the boys reported at least one medical condition. The medical conditions were associated with gender, well-being, psychosomatic complaints and school adaptability. The association was stronger for girls than for boys.

Conclusion: Medical conditions among these teenagers were associated with gender, well-being, psychosomatic complaints and school adaptability, particularly for girls. Our results suggest that medical conditions could preferably be included in regular classroom questionnaires.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken, USA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013
Keywords
Adolescence, chronic disease, disability, gender differences, mental health
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Pediatrics
Research subject
Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-29042 (URN)10.1111/apa.12174 (DOI)000317361400033 ()23398348 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84876127085 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-05-17 Created: 2013-05-17 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Gilbert, R., Fluke, J., O'Donnell, M., Gonzalez-Izquierdo, A., Brownell, M., Gulliver, P., . . . Sidebotham, P. (2012). Child maltreatment: variation in trends and policies in six developed countries. The Lancet, 379(9817), 758-772
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Child maltreatment: variation in trends and policies in six developed countries
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2012 (English)In: The Lancet, ISSN 0140-6736, E-ISSN 1474-547X, Vol. 379, no 9817, p. 758-772Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We explored trends in six developed countries in three types of indicators of child maltreatment for children younger than 11 years, since the inception of modern child protection systems in the 1970s. Despite several policy initiatives for child protection, we recorded no consistent evidence for a decrease in all types of indicators of child maltreatment. We noted falling rates of violent death in a few age and country groups, but these decreases coincided with reductions in admissions to hospital for maltreatment-related injury only in Sweden and Manitoba (Canada). One or more child protection agency indicators increased in five of six countries, particularly in infants, possibly as a result of early intervention policies. Comparisons of mean rates between countries showed five-fold to ten-fold differences in rates of agency indicators, but less than two-fold variation in violent deaths or maltreatment-related injury, apart from high rates of violent child death in the USA. These analyses draw attention to the need for robust research to establish whether the high and rising rates of agency contacts and out-of-home care in some settings are effectively reducing child maltreatment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2012
National Category
Pediatrics
Research subject
Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-22126 (URN)10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61087-8 (DOI)000300792600032 ()22169108 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84857648632 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-03-16 Created: 2012-03-16 Last updated: 2018-09-12Bibliographically approved
von Kobyletzki, L. B., Janson, S., Hasselgren, M., Bornehag, C.-G. & Svensson, A. (2012). Evaluation of a parental questionnaire to identify atopic dermatitis in infants and preschool children. Journal of Allergy, 2012, Article ID 945617.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of a parental questionnaire to identify atopic dermatitis in infants and preschool children
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Allergy, ISSN 1687-9783, E-ISSN 1687-9791, Vol. 2012, article id 945617Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To develop and validate a questionnaire for detecting atopic dermatitis in infants and small children from the age of 2 months.

Methods: Parents to 60 children answered a written questionnaire prior to a physical examination and individual semistructured interview. Qualitative and quantitative analyses of validity, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of the questionnaire were performed.

Results: A total of 27 girls and 33 boys, aged 2 to 71 months, 35 with and 25 without physician-diagnosed eczema, participated. Validation of the questionnaire by comparisons with physicians' diagnoses showed a sensitivity of 0.91 (95% CI 0.77-0.98) and a specificity of 1 (95% CI 0.86-1).

Conclusions: Three questions in a parental questionnaire were sufficient for diagnosing eczema in infants and small children.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, USA: Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012
National Category
Clinical Medicine Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
Research subject
Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27437 (URN)10.1155/2012/945617 (DOI)22500189 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-02-06 Created: 2013-02-06 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Gilbert, R. E., Fluke, J., O'Donnell, M., Gonzalez-Izquierdo, A., Brownell, M., Gulliver, P., . . . Sidebotham, P. (2012). Trends in child maltreatment reply [Letter to the editor]. The Lancet, 379(9831), 2049-2049
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2012 (English)In: The Lancet, ISSN 0140-6736, E-ISSN 1474-547X, Vol. 379, no 9831, p. 2049-2049Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, USA: Elsevier, 2012
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-23695 (URN)10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60889-7 (DOI)000304759100023 ()
Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-25 Last updated: 2018-05-09Bibliographically approved
Janson, S., Långberg, B. & Svensson, B. (2011). Sweden: A 30-year ban on physical punishment of children. In: Joan E. Durrant, Anne B. Smith (Ed.), Global pathways to abolishing physical punishment: realizing children’s rights (pp. 241-255). London: Routledge, 51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: A 30-year ban on physical punishment of children
2011 (English)In: Global pathways to abolishing physical punishment: realizing children’s rights / [ed] Joan E. Durrant, Anne B. Smith, London: Routledge, 2011, Vol. 51, p. 241-255Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2011
Series
Routledge Research in Education ; 51
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Medicine
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-22401 (URN)978-0-415-87920-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-04-04 Created: 2012-04-04 Last updated: 2019-03-05Bibliographically approved
Svensson, B., Janson, S., Andershed, A.-K. & Andershed, H. (2010). The SOFIA study: a multi-disciplinary large scale longitudinal study ofsocial, behavioral and physical development. Paper presented at 5th Conference of Epidemiological Longitudinal Studies in Europe (CELSE), October 13-15, 2010 Paphos, Cyprus, Greece.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The SOFIA study: a multi-disciplinary large scale longitudinal study ofsocial, behavioral and physical development
2010 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Psychology
Research subject
Public health; Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-25425 (URN)
Conference
5th Conference of Epidemiological Longitudinal Studies in Europe (CELSE), October 13-15, 2010 Paphos, Cyprus, Greece
Available from: 2012-08-27 Created: 2012-08-27 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
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