Mental health of preschool children and their mothers in a mixed urban/rural population. I : Prevalence and ecological factors.
The prevalence rate of behaviour problems and maternal mental disturbance was estimated using a sample of 1047 families with a 3-year-old child from a mixed urban/rural area.
Parents completed the Child Behaviour Checklist, EAS Temperament Questionnaire, Weiss-Werry-Peters Activity Scale and the GHQ-30.
The rate of behaviour problems (13.2%) was similar to that obtained in studies of urban children.
The rate of maternal disturbance (27.6%) was lower than in other population samples.
Few differences were found in the prevalence rates in the urban and rural areas.
Preschool children and their parents living in non-urban areas had the same rates of problems as those in conurbations.
The service needs of such families are similar regardless of locality.
Mots-clés Pascal : Santé mentale, Trouble psychiatrique, Enfant, Homme, Age préscolaire, Mère, Etude familiale, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Environnement social, Etude comparative, Milieu urbain, Milieu rural, Santé publique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental health, Mental disorder, Child, Human, Preschool age, Mother, Family study, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe, Social environment, Comparative study, Urban environment, Rural environment
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Cote : 96-0140400
Code Inist : 002B18D10. Création : 199608.