Print Email Facebook Twitter Psychosocial problems among immigrant and non-immigrant children: Ethnicity plays a role in their occurrence and identification Title Psychosocial problems among immigrant and non-immigrant children: Ethnicity plays a role in their occurrence and identification Author Reijneveld, S.A. Harland, P. Brugman, E. Verhulst, F.C. Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. Publication year 2005 Abstract Background This study aims to examine a) the prevalence of psychosocial problems and b) the association between parent-reported problems and the identification by doctors and nurses (child health professionals, CHP) working in preventive child health care, among immigrant and non-immigrant children. Methods CHPs examined 4,098 children aged 5 through 15 years (response: 90.1%) and interviewed parents and children during their routine health assessments in 19 Child Healthcare Services across the Netherlands, serving nearly all school-aged children routinely. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was completed by the parents. We compared five ethnic groups: indigenous Dutch, economic immigrants, immigrants from (former) Dutch colonies, from other non-industrialised, and from other industrialised countries. Results The prevalence of parent-reported problems on the CBCL is higher among children from former Dutch colonies and economic immigrant children than among indigenous children, especially regarding internalising problems (odds ratios (OR); 95% confidence interval: 1.84; 1.03 to 3.29, and 2.52; 1.46 to 4.34). CHPs identified more problems among economic immigrant children (OR: 1.62; 1.01 to 2.60). Regarding associations, rates of CHP-identified problems were higher among indigenous children with clinical compared with normal CBCL Total Problems scores (OR: 6.90; 5.27 to 9.03), but not among economic immigrant children (OR: 0.73; 0.16 to 3.21). Conclusions Psychosocial problems occur more frequently among some immigrant groups. CHP identification of psychosocial problems is poorly associated with parent report regarding economic immigrant children. This needs to be improved in order to provide better care. © Steinkopff Verlag 2005. Subject HealthChildrenEarly identificationEthnicityMental healthPreventive child health careBehaviorConfidence intervalEconomic aspectEthnologyHealth careHealth practitionerHealth serviceImmigrantIdustrializationInformation processingInterviewMajor clinical studyParentPrevalencePreventive medicineRisk assessmentScoring systemSocial psychologyChild health careChild parent relationControlled studyImmigrationIndigenous peoplePhysicianPsychosocial disorderAdolescentChildChild Health ServicesEmigration and ImmigrationEthnic GroupsFemaleHumansMaleNetherlandsPrevalencePreventive Health ServicesPsychologySocial Behavior To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:45cbe6cc-b186-4232-9d4a-97b55eb852f5 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-005-0454-y TNO identifier 238516 ISSN 1018-8827 Source European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 14 (3), 145-152 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.