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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Younger children in a school class have higher rates of mental health problems if admission to primary school occurs once a year. This study examines whether this relative age effect also occurs if children are admitted to school continuously throughout the year. Methods: We assessed mental health problems based on parent-reports ...
article 2006
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), de Kleine, M.J.K. (author), van Baar, A.L. (author), Kollée, L.A.A. (author), Verhaak, C.M. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Children born very preterm (VP; <32 weeks' gestation) or with very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500 g; hereafter called VP/VLBW) are at risk for behavioural and emotional problems during school age and adolescence. At school entrance these problems may hamper academic functioning, but evidence on their occurrence at this age in VP/VLBW...
article 2006
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wiefferink, C.H. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Paulussen, T.G.W. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background: Younger children in a school class have higher rates of mental health problems if admission to primary school occurs once a year. This study examines whether this relative age effect also occurs if children are admitted to school continuously throughout the year. Methods: We assessed mental health problems based on parent-reports ...
article 2006
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Harland, P. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
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...
article 2005
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background. We examined the association of area deprivation with the occurrence of psychosocial problems among children aged 4-16 in a representative national sample of children based on standardised measures of parent-reported problems and diagnoses made by doctors and nurses working in child healthcare (child health professionals, CHPs)....
article 2005
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), Schuller, A.A. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Background. Disasters are believed to have large effects on the mental health of adolescents but the lack of prospective pre- and post-disaster data on affected and control populations have limited our knowledge on the validity of these claims. We examined the medium-term, 12 months' effects of a severe disaster on the mental health of...
article 2005
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objectives: To assess the degree to which preventive child health professionals (CHPs) identify and manage psychosocial problems among preschool children in the general population and to determine the association with parent-reported behavioral and emotional problems, sociodemographic factors, and mental health history of children. Design: The...
article 2004
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Wal, M.F.V.D. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Sing, R.A.H. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Child abuse and neglect are important causes of child morbidity and death. We assessed potentially detrimental parental actions induced by infant crying in 3259 infants aged 1-6 months, in the Netherlands. In infants aged 6 months, 5·6% (95% CI 4·2-7·0) of parents reported having smothered, slapped, or shaken their baby at least once because of...
article 2004
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), van der Wal, M.F. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Hira Sing, R.A. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objective. To estimate the prevalence of parental actions to stop infant crying that may threaten infant health, and to determine specific risk groups regarding these actions. Design. Descriptive. Method. Before their visit to a well-baby clinic in the Netherlands, parents of 3345 infants aged 1-6 months (96.5% response) filled out an anonymous...
article 2004
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: Disasters greatly affect the mental health of children and adolescents, but quantification of such effects is difficult. Using prospective predisaster and postdisaster data for affected and control populations, we aimed to assess the effects of a severe disaster on the mental health and substance use of adolescents. Methods: In...
article 2003
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Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Verkerk, P.H. (author), van Leerdam, F.J.M. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), HiraSing, R.A. (author)
As part of government policy, the 'Youth healthcare' prevention programme is offered free of charge to all children aged 0 to 19 years who are resident in the Netherlands. It consists of a programme of primary prevention (including vaccinations, information and advice) and secondary prevention (screening, surveillance, early diagnosis) and...
article 2003
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Crone, M.R. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Objective. To examine the effects of a catastrophe on the mental health of adolescents using prospective data from before and after the catastrophe. Design. Prospective, comparative. Method. The Volendam café fire wounded about 250 adolescents, of whom 14 died. In September and October 1999, 15 months before the catastrophe, all grade 2 pupils...
article 2003
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Vogels, T. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), den Hollander-Gijsman, M. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Background: An extended re-assessment of the psychometric properties of the LSPPK, an instrument aimed at identifying children with emotional and behavioural problems. Methods: Data came from a national sample in the Netherlands of parents of 1248 children (aged 5-6 years) interviewed by child health professionals (CHP). Data were obtained...
article 2003
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Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Vogels, A.G.C. (author), Brugman, E. (author), van Ede, J. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author)
Background: Psychosocial problems, such as behavioural, emotional, and educational problems, are highly prevalent among children and adolescents. Early treatment may reduce these problems, if accurately identified. Validated questionnaires may support identification. The aim of this study is to assess the psychometric qualities of such a...
article 2003
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Harland, P. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Brugman, E. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author)
Abstract The aim of this study was to identify groups of children at increased risk of behavioural or emotional problems on the basis of socio-demographic characteristics, family characteristics, and recent life events with a focus on unemployment and divorce or separation. We obtained data on the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) from a community...
article 2002
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Brugman, E. (author), Reijneveld, S.A. (author), Verhulst, F.C. (author), Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
Objectives: To assess the degree to which physicians and nurses working in preventive child health care (child health professionals [CHPs]) identify and manage psychosocial problems in children, and to determine its association with parent-reported behavioral and emotional problems, sociodemographic factors, and general and mental health history...
article 2001
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