Child and Adolescent Health Issues (A Tribute to the Pediatrician Donald E Greydanus)

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health
BISAC: MED069000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book is dedicated to professor Greydanus as he enters the septuagenarian decade of his life! Greydanus has been a pioneer in the field of especially adolescent health, but also in general pediatrics and child health with major contributions to research and teaching material. His contributions for many decades has inspired students and other pediatricians to “do their best: Doch dyn plicht.”

In this book you will find a potpourri of research and knowledge of child and adolescent health information from an international perspective on topics that have been and still is the interest of the pediatrician Gredanus: Body shape and sexual health, research related to work, study and health of children and adolescents, injury, abuse and safety for children and adolescents and finally several interesting chapters about autism.

(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - A tribute to the pediatrician, Professor Donald E Greydanus (pp. 3-8)
Joav Merrick and Dilip R Patel (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel and others)

Section one: Body shape and sexual health

Chapter 2 - Perception of body shape/weight and health: A measurement problem (pp. 11-24)
Said Shahtahmasebi and Bernadette Cassidy (Centre for Health and Social Practice, Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand and others)

Chapter 3 - Media exposure and weight concern? (pp. 25-34)
Olusegun T Afolabi, Bamidele Bello, Macellina Y Ijadunola, Christopher O Alabi, Chinedu E Akabueze and Oluwaseun A Alabi (Department of Community Health, and Population and Reproductive Health Programm, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)

Chapter 4 - Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and parents (pp. 35-50)
Nemica Thavarajah, Edward Chow and Jose Arocha (Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, and Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 5 - Lactation education and breastfeeding duration (pp. 51-60)
Kelly Eichmann, Timothy Baghurst and Chris Jayne (Health Science, State Center Community College District, California and Health and Human Performance, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, US)

Section two: Work, study and health issues

Chapter 6 - Concepts of work, studying, and leisure time in adolescents (pp. 63-80)
Lea Ferrari, Laura Nota, Salvatore Soresi and Maria Cristina Ginevra (Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy)

Chapter 7 - Cigarette smoking, close friendship, sexual intercourse and school-going adolescents (pp. 81-88)
David Mulenga, Mazyanga L Mazaba-Liwewe, Olusegun Babaniyi and Seter Siziya (Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, Ndola, and University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia and 3EPI Unit, World Health Organization, Lusaka, Zambia)

Chapter 8 - Homeschool children, parental influence and cardiovascular health and body composition (pp. 89-96)
David A Wachob and Robert E Alman (Department of Health and Physical Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, US)

Chapter 9 - Hypertension in early childhood: A case of 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency (pp. 97-102)
Alphonsus N Onyiriuka and Nosakhare J Iduoriyekemwen (Endocrine and Metabolic Unit and Nephrology Unit, Department of Child Health, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria)

Chapter 10 - Childhood asthma in Georgia (pp. 103-112)
Hani M Samawi, James H Stephens, Gerald R Ledlow and Ren Chunfeng (Karl E Peace Center for Biostatistics, Jiann-Ping Hsu College Public Health, Georgia Southern University, US)

Chapter 11 - Children with asthma: What about the quality of life of their parents? (pp. 113-120)
Anna Trzcieniecka-Green, Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz, Agnieszka Wilczyńska and Hatim A Omar (Department of Social Sciences, Katowice School of Economics, Katowice, Poland and others)

Chapter 12 - Bibliotherapy‘s Effect on Anxiety in Children with Cancer (pp. 121-132)
Nicole M Schneider, Mary Peterson, Kathleen A Gathercoal and Elizabeth Hamilton (Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, US)

Chapter 13 - Asymptomatic bacteriuria in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (pp. 133-138)
Alphonsus N Onyiriuka and Edirin O Yusuf (Department of Child Health and Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria)

Chapter 14 - Evaluation of an HIV anti-stigma campaign (pp. 139-148)
Sara A Millimet, Beau Miller, Michael W Ross, Pahl Samson and Chaitanya Churi (School of Health Sciences and Kinesiology, Rice University, and LIVE Consortium, Houston, Texas and 3School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, US)

Section three: Injury, abuse and safety

Chapter 15 - Munchausen syndrome by proxy (pp. 151-156)
Eunice Grace and Nithya Jagannathan (Department of Oral Pathology, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India)

Chapter 16 - Accidental burn injuries in children twelve years and younger (pp. 157-166)
Theodora M Chikwanha, Tamisayi Chinhengo and Addmore Chadambuka (Departments of Rehabilitation and Community Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe)

Chapter 17 - Child and adolescent injury prevention (pp. 167-182)
Adnan A Hyder, Nhan T Tran, Abdulgafoor M Bachani, David Bishai and Margie Peden (International Injury Research Unit, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, US)

Chapter 18 - Toddler safety in the home environment (pp. 183-198)
Chaya Greenberger and Liat Korn (Department of Nursing, Jerusalem College of Technology, Jerusalem, and Department of Health Management, School of Health Science, Ariel University Center of Samaria, Ariel, Israel)

Section four: Autism

Chapter 19 - Somali refugee mothers and autism (pp. 201-218)
Shanna Miller-Gairy and Saul Mofya (Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia, US)

Chapter 20 - Autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing challenges in children and adolescents (pp. 219-228)
Esther B Hess (Center for the Developing Mind, Los Angeles, California, US)

Chapter 21 - Autism spectrum disorders and bipolar disorder in youth (pp. 229-238)
Adam S Weissman (Child and Family Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, PLLC and Columbia University, New York, US)

Chapter 22 - Parents of children with autism: Issues surrounding childhood vaccination (pp. 239-252)
April M Young, Abigail Elliston and Lisa A Ruble (Department of Epidemiology, University of Kentucky College of Public Health; Transylvania University, and Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky College of Education, Lexington, Kentucky, US)

Section five: Acknowledgments

Chapter 23 - About the editor (pp. 255-256)

Chapter 24 - About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel (pp. 257-260)

Chapter 25 - About the book series "Pediatrics, child and adolescent health" (pp. 261-264)

Section six: Index

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