Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2016


Joav Merrick, M.D., MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
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

In this Yearbook 2016 we cover several aspects of health issues in neonates, economy and declining birth rates, child health in the slums of India, youth leadership issues in Hong Kong, virtual environments, rehabilitation and special needs populations, and finally research on environmental and child health.

These chapters will help stimulate more interest and effort in developing and implementing programs for children and youth to ensure a good and positive development for raising future generations of children. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

BISAC: MED069000

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Introduction: Prevention of Prenatal Maternal Stress
Joav Merrick

Section One: Neonatology

Chapter 2. Development: The Human Nervous System
Ndu David Ugobi and Dilip Patel

Chapter 3. Neonatal Neurology
Noa Ofek-Shlomai and Itai Berger

Chapter 4. Cardiology and the Newborn
Monica Martin Goble, Jay Yeh, Johannes von Alvensleben and Chaitanya Panchangam)

Chapter 5. Neonatal Pulmonology
Zivanit Ergaz-Shaltiel

Chapter 6. Neonatal Nephrology
Vimal MS Raj

Chapter 7. Neonatal Hematology
Renuka Gera, Roshni Kulkarni, Bradd Hemker and Ajovi Scott

Chapter 8. Neonatology and Gastrointestinal Issues
Orhan Atay

Chapter 9. Neonatal Endocrinology
Manmohan K Kamboj and Rohan Henry

Section Two: Birth Rates, Slum, Leadership and Hong Kong

Chapter 10. The Greek Economic Crisis Leads to Declining Birth Rates
Athanasios Farfaras, John Pateras, Elena Panariti, George Pierrakos, Markus Sarris, Sotiris Soulis and Panagiotis Skolarikos

Chapter 11. Health and Nutritional Status of Women and Children: An Empirical Study in the Slums of Delhi, India
Shradhanvita Singh, Bikram K Pattanaik, Nehal A Farooquee and Arup Mitra

Chapter 12. Qualitative Evaluation of a Credit-Bearing Leadership Subject in Hong Kong
Daniel TL Shek, Hung-Kit Fok, Charles TL Leung and Pecky PK Li

Chapter 13. Focus Group Evaluation of a Subject on Leadership and Intrapersonal Development in Hong Kong
Daniel TL Shek, Florence KY Wu, Charles TL Leung, Hung-Kit Fok and Pecky PK Li

Chapter 14. A Study of Time Trend in Global Infant Mortality Rates: Regression with Autocorrelated Data
Ming Yang and Dejian Lai

Chapter 15. Dimensionality of the Chinese Parent-Child Subsystem Quality Scale: Confirmatory Factor Analyses
Daniel TL Shek and Moon YM Law

Chapter 16. Qualitative Evaluation of a Leadership and Intrapersonal Development Subject for University Students in Hong Kong
Cecilia MS Ma, Daniel TL Shek, Pecky PK Li, Betty PW Mok and Edvina YK Leung

Chapter 17. Subjective Outcome Evaluation of a Service Leadership Subject for University Students in Hong Kong
Daniel TL Shek and Jianqiang Liang

Chapter 18. Child Health Status and Inequalities in the Indian Sundarbans
Nilanjan Patra and Arnab Mandal

Chapter 19. “I May Not Know You but I Know You’ll Make Great Parents” An Analysis of Egg Donor Profiles
Lindsay B Gezinski, Sharvari Karandikar, Melinda While and Marissa Kaloga

Section Three: Technology, Rehab and Special Needs

Chapter 20. Speech Development and Therapy Using the Kinect
Simon Frost and Rachel J McCrindle

Chapter 21. The Application of Enhanced Virtual Environments for Co-Located Childhood Movement Disorder Rehabilitation
Nicholas H Mumford, Jonathan Duckworth and Peter H Wilson

Chapter 22. User Evaluation of a Virtual Rehabilitation System during Reaching Exercises: A Pilot Study
Mohammad Al-Amri, Daniel Abásolo, Salim Ghoussayni and David Ewins

Chapter 23. Cravings in a Virtual Reality Room Paired with Chocolate Predict Eating Disorder Risk
Robert S Astur, Andrew W Carew, Alexandra Palmisano, Bonnie E Deaton, Franchesca Kuhney, Rachel Niezrecki and Melissa Santos

Chapter 24. Virtual Reality System for the Enhancement of Mobility in Patients with Chronic Back Pain
Benjamin Bolte, Marc de Lussanet and Markus Lappe

Chapter 25. Virtual Reality Exposure for Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders for City Violence Crime Victims
Georgina Cárdenas López, Anabel de la Rosa Gómez, Raúl Durón Figueroa and Ximena Durán Baca

Chapter 26. Response Latencies to Postural Disturbances When Using a Virtual Reality Balance Trainer or Wobble Board in Persons with Low Back Pain
Imre Cikajlo and Slavica Bajuk

Chapter 27. Comparing a Finger Dexterity Assessment in Virtual, Video-Mediated, and Unmediated Reality
Jonathan Collins, Simon Hoermann and Holger Regenbrecht

Chapter 28. Effect of the Oculus Rift Head Mounted Display on Postural Stability
Paula Epure, Cristina Gheorghe, Thomas Nissen, Laurentiu O Toader, Alexandru N Macovei, Steven SM Nielsen, Daniel J Rosengren Christensen, Anthony L Brooks, PhD, and Eva Petersson Brooks

Chapter 29. Kinecting the Moves: the Kinematic Potential of Rehabilitation-Specific Gaming to Inform Treatment for Hemiparesis
Stephanie MN Glegg, Chai-Ting Hung, Bulmaro A Valdés Benavides, Brandon DG Kim and HF Machiel Van der Loos

Chapter 30. Web Accessibility by Morse Code Modulated Haptics for Deaf-Blind
Lena Norberg, Thomas Westin, Peter Mozelius and Mats Wiklund

Chapter 31. Informed Design for Virtual Environments: The Impact of Object Shape on Reaching Performance
Vaughan Powell and Wendy Powell

Chapter 32. Usability and Redesign of a University Entrance Test Based on Audio for Learners Who Are Blind
Jaime Sánchez and Matías Espinoza

Chapter 33. Towards a Mobile Exercise Application to Prevent Falls: A Participatory Design Process
Marlene Sandlund, Helena Lindgren, Petra Pohl, Anita Melander-Wikman, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn and Lillemor Lundin-Olsson

Chapter 34. Adapting a Humanoid Robot for Use with Children with Profound and Multiple Disabilities
Penny J. Standen, David J. Brown, Joseph Hedgecock, Jess Roscoe, Maria J. Galvez Trigo and Elmunir Elgajiji

Chapter 35. Exploring Arm Movement Pattern to Discover Strategy Changes in a Virtual Catching Task
Takehiko Yamaguchi, Naoki Ishiura, Paul Richard, Déborah Alexandra Foloppe, Fabienne Veaux, Mickaël Dinomais and Sylvie Nguyen The Tich

Section Four: Break the Cycle

Chapter 36. Break the Cycle Annual Project: Survey of Past Students. 2005-2011
I. Leslie Rubin, Danielle Oves, Janice Nodvin, Robert J. Geller, Maeve Howett, Kurt Martinuzzi, Benjamin A. Gitterman, Laura Wells and Joav Merrick

Chapter 37. Impact of the Home Environment on the Relationship between Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Child Behavior
Madeleine B. Hopson, Amy Margolis, Virginia Rauh and Julie Herbstman

Chapter 38. Health Disparities and Factors That Trigger Asthma in African-American Children in Low-Income Communities in Fort Valley, Georgia
Jasmine Williams and Saul Mofya

Chapter 39. Impact of Housing on Pubertal Timing
Farah Dadabhoy and Maida Galvez

Chapter 40. Racial Concentration as a Determinant of Access to Health Care in Georgia
Shruthi Satyamurthy and Daniel Montanera

Chapter 41. A Cross-Sectional Study to Assess the Relationship between Environmental Risk Factors and Malnutrition in Children under the Age of Five Living in the Chipata Compound of the Lusaka District, Zambia
Chalwe Chanda and Nosiku S. Munyinda

Chapter 42. Effects of Heavy Metal Exposure on Endocrine-Related Hormones in the Neonates of Thai Mothers Working in Agriculture
Grant A. Walter, Parinya Panuwet, Tippawan Prapamontol, Warangkana Naksen, P. Barry Ryan, Anne Riederer and Dana B. Barr

Chapter 43. Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants in the Eastern United States
Christina Sauer, Julie Strominger and Pamela Maxson

Chapter 44. In-Home Interventions to Mitigate Asthma: Assessing the Benefits to Children, Their Caretakers, and the Community
Justin Babino

Chapter 45. Implementing Community Supports to Lessen Health Disparities at Kindergarten Entry for Very Preterm Survivors
Amelia Dmowska, Bree Andrews, Michael Schreiber and Michael E. Msall

Chapter 46. The Family Check-Up in a Pediatric Clinic: an Integrated Care Delivery Model to Improve Behaviors in the Home Environment
S. Courtney Smith, Karen E. Schetzina, Jodi Polaha, Katie Baker and David Wood

Chapter 47. Closing Health Disparities through a Multi-Level Approach
Naeemah Ruffin, Sharon Levine and Cappy Collins

Section Five: Acknowledgements

Chapter 48. About the Editor

Chapter 49. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Chapter 50. About the Book Series “Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health”

Section Six: Index


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