Clinical practice was surveyed over a 4-week period at a sleep-away camp for children ages 9 to 16 years.
The facility is located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and has an enrollment of 694 campers and 266 adult staff members.
There was a total of 895 visits to the infirmary ; however, 190 children were evaluated on more than one occasion.
Younger children and girls were more likely to seek medical help.
The most common presenting complaints involved physical injuries related to sports activities, followed by a wide range of upper respiratory difficulties, such as sore throat, conjunctivitis, and stuffed nose.
Tick bites were not observed in any campers.
Significant psychosocial problems were not encountered among any children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Enfant, Adolescent, Pratique professionnelle, Médecine, Colonie vacances, Pennsylvanie, Santé, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Child, Adolescent, Professional practice, Medicine, Holiday colony, Pennsylvania, Health, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0030688
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.