--To present self reports by children and reports by parents on behalf of their children relating to general health, current conditions, and recent symptoms.
Design-Questionnaires completed by children and parents as part of the longitudinal « West of Scotland 11 to 16 study : teenage health. » Setting-135 primary schools in Central Clydeside.
Subjects---2586 children aged 11 years, surveyed from October 1994 to March 1995 (response rate 93%). Questionnaires also completed by parents of 86% of the sample.
Main outcome measures-Ratings of health over the past 12 months, presence of (limiting) longstanding illness, nine current conditions, and 11 recent symptoms.
Only 47% of children described their health as « good » in the previous year.
Around 20% reported a longstanding illness and 8% a limiting illness ; 20% reported migraine or headaches, 13% reported asthma.
Recent stomach aches or sickness, colds or flu, and headaches were each reported by around 60%. « Malaise » (emotional) symptoms were common.
Parents reported similar levels of (limiting) longstanding illness, but rates of conditions and symptoms reported by parents were lower than reported by their children.
Parent-child agreement was greatest for the presence of longstanding illness and the conditions of asthma, diabetes, and skin problems.
It was lower for recent symptoms, particularly those categorised as reflecting malaise. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Enquête publique, Relation parent enfant, Age scolaire, Maladie, Diagnostic, Symptomatologie, Evaluation, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Public inquiry, Parent child relation, School age, Disease, Diagnosis, Symptomatology, Evaluation, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Health education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0265964
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 11/09/1998.