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  1. Romanian adoption : The Manitoba experience.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Society for Pediatric Research Meeting - Canadian Pediatric Society Meeting. Seattle, Wash (USA) ; Ottawa, Ontario (CAN), 1994/05/05 - 1992/09/13.

    Objective 

    To study the developmental, behavioral, and medical features in a cohort of Romanian children adopted by Manitoba families.

    Design 

    A prospective longitudinal study.

    Setting 

    The Child Development Clinic, Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, from September 1990 to June 1992.

    Patients 

    Developmental, behavioral, and medical features were assessed in 22 Romanian children adopted by 18 Manitoba families.

    Results 

    Mean (±SD) age at adoption was 15.5±13 months.

    Mean (± SD) age at initial assessment was 19 ± 12 months and at follow-up, 35 ± 13 months.

    Medical complications included 6 children (27%) who were positive for the hepatitis B surface antigen, 5 with intestinal parasites (23%), 1 positive for the human immunodeficiency virus, 1 with rickets (5%), and 1 with monoplegia and cleft palate (5%). Initial growth parameters were less than the fifth percentile for age for head circumference in 10 children (45%), for weight in 8 (36%), and for height in 7 (32%). At follow-up, statistically significant improvement was seen in height and weight.

    Initial mean (±SD) developmental quotients were 82±20 for gross motor, 83±23 for fine motor, 83±19 for cognitive, and 79±18 for language domains.

    Follow-up mean developmental quotients improved in all domains (P<. 05).

    Twelve children (55%) displayed abnormal behavior at the initial assessment ; behavioral findings persisted in 8 (36%). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Adoption, Nourrisson, Homme, Roumanie, Europe, Comportement, Trouble comportement, Taille corporelle, Poids corporel, Développement psychomoteur, Maladie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adoption, Infant, Human, Romania, Europe, Behavior, Behavioral disorder, Body size, Body weight, Psychomotor development, Disease

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

    Cote : 97-0213690

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/05/1997.