Handbook on Child and Adolescent Behavior and Health


Antônio Araujo Goncalves (Editor)

Series: Pediatrics – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED069000

Handbook on Child and Adolescent Behavior and Health opens with a summary of the tools and diagnostic instruments commonly used in both clinical practice and scientific research for children with autism spectrum disorders.

The concept of community integration, an important aspect of rehabilitation, is examined in the context of developmental delay disorders, with a reference to Indian context.

The authors go on to examine the poverty-related attainment gap in Glasgow, which contains more than half of the 100 most deprived areas in Scotland.

An approach to the study of childhood cancer focusing on the parents themselves is presented. Despite the previous work on this issue, there is great controversy regarding the conclusions drawn.

Similarly, a study is presented which aims to describe mothers’ experiences caring for children with chronic kidney disease in conservative kidney management.

An attempt is made to understand the critical factors which play an important role in developing the skills and competencies in children pertaining to resilience, social and emotional domains.

The authors describe research from around the world on cyberbullying to examine the nature, extent, causes, and consequences related to children and adolescents’ involvement in these behaviors.

The direct net effects of economic development, the level of globalization, internet use, and gender on adolescent fertility are assessed using the bio-ecological model.

In addition, the social determinants of recent alcohol use and heavy episodic drinking among African Americans aged 18 to 25 years are assessed.

Subsequently, the current understanding of the etiology, clinical features, evaluation, and natural history of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is described.

Lastly, the main pathogenic and clinical aspects of infective endocarditis in children are presented, as well as an insight into the available therapeutic options.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Review of Diagnostic Instruments for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Methodological and Gender Considerations
(Ayla R. Mapes, Lauren B. Quetsch, PhD, and Hannah N. Booker, Department of Psychological Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, US, and others)

Chapter 2. Community Integration for Institutionally Rehabilitated Children with ‘Developmental Delay Disorders’ in a Limited Accessibility Region of a Developing Country: An Indian Context
(Kriti Mishra, MD, Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Indian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Member), Mumbai, India)

Chapter 3. An Examination of the Poverty-Related Attainment Gap in Scottish School Children: The Role of Academic Self-Efficacy and School Attendance
(Michael T. McKay, John L. Perry, Jon C. Cole, Maura Kearney and Michele McClung, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland, and others)

Chapter 4. Understanding the Psychosocial Repercussions of Childhood Cancer
(Blanca Bretones, Carmen Pozo and María Ángeles Vázquez, Member of the Research Group on Psychosocial Intervention and Health, Health Research Centre, University of Almería, Almería, Spain, and others)

Chapter 5. Exploring Mother’s Experiences Caring for a Child with Chronic Kidney Disease
(Fernanda Lise MD, and Eda Schwartz, PhD, Department of Nursing, Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

Chapter 6. Resilience as a Significant Factor in Child and Adolescent Health
(Rekha Sapra, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Empowerment, Bharati College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 7. Cyberbullying among Adolescents: Predictors, Outcomes, and Recommendations
(Michelle F. Wright, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, US, and others)

Chapter 8. Adolescent Fertility, Internet Usage, and Cyber Feminism: Cross National Study Using Bio-Ecological Framework
(Rifat Akhter, PhD, Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, US)

Chapter 9. Social Determinants of Alcohol Use and Heavy Episodic Drinking among African American Young Adults
(Keith A. King, Rebecca A. Vidourek, Ashley L. Merianos and Joseph S. Frank, Health Promotion and Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US)

Chapter 10. Etiology, Clinical Features Evaluation and Natural History of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
(Balaji Zacharia and Puneeth K. Pai, Department of Orthopedics, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India)

Chapter 11. Infective Endocarditis in Children
(Walid Jomaa, MD, and Ikram Chamtouri, MD, Cardiology B Department, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia)


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