Prevalence and Predictors of Behavioral Problems in Healthy Swiss Preschool Children Over a One Year Period.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_3A3867AE4FA3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Prevalence and Predictors of Behavioral Problems in Healthy Swiss Preschool Children Over a One Year Period.
Journal
Child psychiatry and human development
Author(s)
Stülb K., Messerli-Bürgy N., Kakebeeke T.H., Arhab A., Zysset A.E., Leeger-Aschmann C.S., Schmutz E.A., Meyer A.H., Kriemler S. (co-last), Jenni O.G. (co-last), Puder J.J. (co-last), Munsch S. (co-last)
ISSN
1573-3327 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0009-398X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
06/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
50
Number
3
Pages
439-448
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Behavioral problems impair children's health but prevalence rates are scarce and persistence rates vary due to divergence in age ranges, assessment methods and varying environmental factors. The aim of this study was to assess prevalence rates of behavioral problems, their persistence over a 1-year period, and the impact of child- and parent-related factors on behavioral problems. 555 2-6-year-old healthy preschool children were assessed at baseline and 382 of the initial sample at 1-year follow-up. Assessment included questionnaires concerning behavioral problems and their potential predictors (e.g. socio-economic status or parenting style). Altogether, nearly 7% of these children showed clinically relevant behavioral problems, and 3% showed persistent symptoms. Low SES, inconsistent parenting and corporal punishment were positively associated with behavioral problems. The prevalence rates of behavioral problems in Swiss preschoolers are similar to other European countries, but persistence is still rather low within preschool age. These findings need further confirmation in longitudinal studies.
Keywords
Behavioral problems, Child, Predictors, Prevalence, SPLASHY
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Web of science
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11/10/2019 16:53
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