Child Care

Publication Title: 
Archives of Disease in Childhood

AIM: The graded care profile (GCP) scale was developed as a practical tool in response to the Children Act 1989 to provide a measure of care in four areas: physical, safety, love, and esteem, on a bipolar continuum. This field trial was to assess its user friendliness and inter-rater agreement. METHODS: 43 nursery children and 11 registered for neglect were each scored on this scale independently by two different raters (health visitor and nursery teacher or social worker).

Author(s): 
Srivastava, O. P.
Polnay, L.
Publication Title: 
Pediatric Nursing

Internationally adopted children come from high risk environments that differ significantly from those of children born and raised in the United States. This can impact their developmental and parenting needs. Aware adoptive parents can do many things to lessen the effects of a highly deprived early start to life and encourage optimal development. However, preconceived ideas and myths about adoption often stand in the way of parental desires to provide the best for their newly adopted child.

Author(s): 
Narad, Christine
Mason, Patrick W.
Publication Title: 
Child Development

This article provides a brief review of current large-scale, longitudinal data collection initiatives focusing on children. These studies will be available for secondary data analyses in the twenty-first century.

Author(s): 
Brooks-Gunn, J.
Berlin, L. J.
Leventhal, T.
Fuligni, A. S.
Publication Title: 
Child Development

This article provides a brief review of current large-scale, longitudinal data collection initiatives focusing on children. These studies will be available for secondary data analyses in the twenty-first century.

Author(s): 
Brooks-Gunn, J.
Berlin, L. J.
Leventhal, T.
Fuligni, A. S.
Publication Title: 
Health & Social Care in the Community

Becoming a father is a life changing event and this transition is associated with various emotions. Educational activities aimed at new parents are important in healthcare parental support (HCPS). HCPS has been critiqued for its predominant focus on mothers, while the needs of fathers seem to have been downplayed. As a result, fathers often turn to Internet-based forums for support. As virtual discussions and mutual support among fathers take place in cyberspace, it is important to monitor these forums to observe the ways in which the fathers discuss HCPS.

Author(s): 
Salzmann-Erikson, Martin
Eriksson, Henrik
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the effect of a brief, simple, home-based yoga program on body pain and health status in child-care workers. DESIGN: This was a randomized, controlled trial comparing a home-based yoga group and a control group. PARTICIPANTS: The trial comprised 98 healthy female nursery school and kindergarten teachers. INTERVENTIONS: A DVD of a simple home-based yoga program was provided for a period of 2 weeks. OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome measure was the reported change in body pain at 2 weeks (after intervention) and 4 weeks (follow-up).

Author(s): 
Sakuma, Yumiko
Sasaki-Otomaru, Akiyo
Ishida, Sadayo
Kanoya, Yuka
Arakawa, Chiaki
Mochizuki, Yoshiko
Seiishi, Yukiko
Sato, Chifumi
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVE: Despite clinical advances, sickle cell disease (SCD) remains a difficult, chronic medical condition for many children and youth. Additional treatment strategies, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, would be welcome to enhance the clinical care of SCD patients. This study's objective was to identify CAM therapies that are currently used by families for children with SCD, and to investigate SCD families' interest in CAM.

Author(s): 
Sibinga, Erica M. S.
Shindell, Deborah L.
Casella, James F.
Duggan, Anne K.
Wilson, Modena H.
Publication Title: 
Cancer Nursing

Symptom monitoring by parents/caregivers of children with cancer and what the caregiver and child did to help alleviate symptoms during chemotherapy were studied. The Therapy-Related Symptom Checklist (TRSC) child version was administered to parents/caregivers of 11 children and adolescents (mean age, 10.4 years; SD, 6.1 years; range, 2-18 years; 45% were boys). The Karnofsky scale was completed by clinicians to rate the child's functional status. The TRSC child version and functional status scores were inversely related.

Author(s): 
Williams, Phoebe D.
Schmideskamp, Jami
Ridder, E. Lavonne
Williams, Arthur R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

PURPOSES: The study was conducted to: (1) investigate both pharmacologic and complementary therapies used for pain management by caregivers of children with sickle cell disease (SCD), (2) investigate the prevalence and types of complementary therapies used for pain management by caregivers of children with SCD, and (3) explore caregivers' interests in using complementary therapies in the future. METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive design was used. Sixty-three caregivers of children with SCD were asked to complete a questionnaire while they visited a SCD clinic.

Author(s): 
Yoon, Saunjoo L.
Black, Shakera
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Complementary and alternative medical (CAM) therapies are commonly used by pediatric patients with chronic medical conditions. Little is known about parents' perceptions of these therapies. This study describes the views of parents of patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) regarding conventional and CAM therapies. METHODS: Parents of children with JIA seen at a pediatric rheumatology clinic were surveyed between June 1 and July 31, 2007.

Author(s): 
Rouster-Stevens, Kelly
Nageswaran, Savithri
Arcury, Thomas A.
Kemper, Kathi J.

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