A socio-pediatric study of children's health and well-being has been carried out, based on questionnaires from 2 000 children with long-term illnesses and disabilities and from a representative sample of 10000 children from the five Nordic countries.
The overall results confirm that Nordic children enjoy a high standard of living, and that they are healthy, both physically, mentally and socially.
They frequently use the health services but mainly for minor complaints and their hospital stays are short.
Disabled children and their families have the same material standard of living and a similar social network as the others.
Their leisure time activities, however, are reduced and the children's peer acceptance and self-esteem are lower and they have more psychosomatic symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Handicap physique, Enfant, Pays Scandinaves, Maladie, Chronique, Epidémiologie, Bien être, Qualité vie, Etude comparative, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physical handicap, Child, Scandinavia, Disease, Chronic, Epidemiology, Well being, Quality of life, Comparative study, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0655132
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.