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  1. Mental health of preschool children and their mothers in a mixed urban/rural population. I : Prevalence and ecological factors.

    Article - En anglais


    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0140400

    Code Inist : 002B18D10. Création : 199608.