Maternal reports on the health, behavioral, and educational characteristics of Hispanic low-income preschoolers were gathered from a pediatric clinic to conduct appropriate consultation and teaching of behavioral issues to pediatric residents.
Fifty-two Hispanic mothers attending an urban hospital clinic were given a questionnaire.
Interviews provided data on family demographics, children's health status, behavior problems (65 items adapted from Achenbach's 1981 and 1987 Child Behavior Checklists [CBCL]), maternal depression, family life stressful events, and discipline methods.
Thirteen externalizing and five internalizing high frequency behaviors were identified.
Behavior problem scores were significantly related to the use of yelling and hitting/spanking as methods of discipline.
Precarious health status and low enrollment in preschool programs also were reported.
A broader preventive role for pediatricians in that pediatric setting was recommended and pursued.
Results suggest a broad preventive role for pediatricians and pediatric clinics servicing low-income preschoolers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble comportement, Enquête, Espagnol, Epidémiologie, Prévention, Enfant, Etats Unis, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Psychopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Behavioral disorder, Inquiry, Spanish, Epidemiology, Prevention, Child, United States, Human, North America, America, Psychopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0048913
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 01/03/1996.