Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2011


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: HEA046000

The early years in the life of a child are critical for cognitive, social and emotional development. It is therefore important that we make sure that children grow up in an environment where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. Children who grow up in an environment where their developmental needs are not met are at risk for compromised health, well-being and sometimes developmental delays. Society must therefore work to ensure that children develop in safe, loving and secure environments. This yearbook compiles the work done in 2011 with a broad research agenda on a global basis, addressing questions ranging from policy to practice, and spanning the developmental spectrum from human genetics, infancy and early childhood, to adolescence and adulthood. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


A tribute to Frank Columbus 1941-2010
Joav Merrick

Introduction to yearbook
Child health and human development 2011
Joav Merrick


Chapter 1
An introduction to key challenges in rural medical education
James Rourke

Chapter 2
Practical strategies for recruitment of rural and remote origin students
Ntodeni N Ndwamato

Chapter 3
Redesigning undergraduate medical education to create a rural workforce
Maggie Blackburn

Chapter 4
Recruitment, retention and policy
W Michael Woods and Craig S Corson

Chapter 5
The development, administration and success of optional and required rural medical education experiences
Michael L Kennedy, Giulia Bonaminio and Tony Paolo

Chapter 6
Integrating rural and remote health into the undergraduate medical curriculum: A rural education program for medical students at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Hoffie Conradie and Bob Mash

Chapter 7
A curriculum framework for rural medical education
Craig Zimitat

Chapter 8
Key factors ensuring quality of rural placements
Tarun Sen Gupta, Maggie Grant, Clare Jukka and Torres Woolley

Chapter 9
Integrating learning through medicine: A case study
Ian Couper and Nontsikelelo Sondzaba

Chapter 10
Curricular design: A place-based strategy for rural medical education
Randall Longenecker

Chapter 11
Rural medical education in the WWAMI region: Instituting a rural longitudinal medical school curriculum in association with a rural longitudinal integrated community clerkship experience
Jay S. Erickson

Chapter 12
Tailoring a community-based learning programme for undergraduates to the specific needs of the region
Hans- Joachim Hannich

Chapter 13
A 21st century curriculum for a 40-year-old rural medical education program: The rural physician associate program (RPAP) at the University of Minnesota
Gwen Wagstrom Halaas and Kathleen Dwyer Brooks

Chapter 14
The rural communities placement program
Alison Miles

Chapter 15
Practical tools for rural education: Integrating technology into the teaching-learning process
Kathy Reavy, Mary Hereford and Kelley Connor

Chapter 16
Creating ‘the rural pathway’: Australia’s University Departments of Rural Health and Rural Clinical Schools
Erica Bell

Chapter 17
Adding value to rural and remote health education through community engagement
Stephanie De La Rue, Helen Dries, Catrina Felton-Busch, Russell Hawkins, Lynette Kretschmann, Lakshman Liyanage, Maree Nichols, Dennis Pashen and Heather Volk

Chapter 18
A general pediatrics and family practice liaison: An educational consultation model
Jacob Urkin, Joav Merrick and Aya Biderman


Chapter 19
Van der Woude syndrome: A short review
Travis Walker, Lesley Reid and Dilip R Patel

Chapter 20
You and me against HIV: Children teaching children about HIV prevention in South Africa
Mogammad Shaheed Soeker

Chapter 21
Factors associated with receipt of palivizumab among inner-city infants
David Wood, Katryne Lukens-Bull, Kristi Stowers, Mark Hudak and William Livingood

Chapter 22
Sleep and parenting styles in preschool children in Turkey
Hatice Yildirim Sari and Saliha Altiparmak

Chapter 23
Determinants of sleep duration and sleep quality: gender differences, coping and health outcome
Bruce Kirkcaldy and Timo Partonen

Chapter 24
Do young adults participate in surveys that ‘go green’? Response rates to a web and mailed survey of weight-related health behaviors
Nicole Larson, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Eileen M Harwood, Marla E Eisenberg, Melanie M Wall and Peter J Hannan

Chapter 25
Education of children and adolescents on the prevention of dog bite injuries
Teresa González Gil

Chapter 26
Kinship care for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children removed from the home for maltreatment
Rasika Jayasekara

Chapter 27
Music therapy for autistic spectrum disorder
Emily Haesler

Chapter 28
Interventions for treating obesity in children
Sheng Feng

Chapter 29
What do you do when no health and social agency wants to care for you?
Said Shahtahmasebi, Louise van den Berg, and Fiona Herman

Chapter 30
Oral paracetamol (acetaminophen) with codeine for postoperative pain in adults
Rie Konno


Chapter 31
The educated citizen: Role for epidemiology in developing a citizenry literate in public health
Rosemary M Caron

Chapter 32
Why do some parents in the United States refuse to vaccinate their children? An exploration of history, origin and causes
Magdalena Bartoszewska, Neil Dilip Patel and Latisha Carter-Blanks

Chapter 33
Assessment of problem behaviors in adults population. Evaluation of psychometric characteristics of the Polish adaptation Adult Self-Report (ASR) and Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL)
Ewa Zasêpa and Tomasz Wolañczyk

Chapter 34
Parental attitudes and practice of sex education of children in Nigeria
Esther O Asekun-Olarinmoye, Magbagbeola D Dairo and Adeleye A Adeomi

Chapter 35
Measuring fatness among rural pre-school children using a new index of abdominal adiposity
Gopal Chandra Mandal and Kaushik Bose

Chapter 36
The role of cognitive, functional and neuropsychiatric symptoms on community integration in Parkinson’s disease
Lucia Meligrana, Teresa Maria Sgaramella, Luigi Bartolomei, Loredana Carrieri, Francesco Perini, Adriano Cracco and Salvatore Soresi

Chapter 37
Hematological profile of pregnant women with carrier status of hemoglobin disorders in Coastal Odisha, India
Ranbir S Balgir

Chapter 38
Transitional drug use: Switching from alcohol disability to marijuana creativity
Hari D Maharajh, Jameela K Ali and Mala Maharaj

Chapter 39
People with Down syndrome in residential care in Israel: Trends for 1998-2007
Ariel Tenenbaum, Shoshana Aspler, Dan Rorman, Amanda Sinai, Brian Seth Fuchs and Joav Merrick

Chapter 40
Trends in the aging of people with intellectual disability in residential care centers in Israel 1999-2007
Ariel Tenenbaum, Shoshana Aspler, Dan Rorman, Amanda Sinai, Brian Seth Fuchs, Mordechai Raskas, Meir Lotan and Joav Merrick


Chapter 41
Objective outcome evaluation of a drug prevention program for high-risk youths in Hong Kong: The project Astro
Chiu-Wan Lam and Daniel TL Shek

Chapter 42
Subjective outcome evaluation of a drug prevention program in Hong Kong: Perspective of the program participants
Daniel TL Shek and Chiu-Wan Lam

Chapter 43
Subjective outcome evaluation of a drug prevention program in Hong Kong: Perspective of the social workers
Chiu-Wan Lam and Daniel TL Shek

Chapter 44
Qualitative evaluation of a drug prevention program in Hong Kong: Perspective of the program participants
Chiu-Wan Lam and Daniel TL Shek

Chapter 45
Qualitative evaluation of a drug prevention program in Hong Kong: Perspective of the program implementers
Daniel TL Shek and Chiu-Wan Lam

Chapter 46
Evaluation of a preventive drug education program in Hong Kong using the Repertory Grid Method
Daniel TL Shek and Chiu-Wan Lam

Chapter 47
Substance abuse in junior secondary School students in Hong Kong: Prevalence and psychosocial correlates
Daniel TL Shek and Cecilia MS Ma
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Chapter 48
Descriptive profiles and correlates of substance use in Hong Kong adolescents: A longitudinal study
Daniel TL Shek and Lu Yu
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Chapter 49
About the editor

Chapter 50
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development



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