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dc.contributor.authorLaude, Mónicaes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015
dc.date.available2015
dc.date.issued1999es_ES
dc.identifier.citationLaude, Mónica (1999) Assessment of nutritional status, cognitive development, and mother-child interaction in Central American refugee children. Rev Panam Salud Publica;6(3) -,sept. 1999. Retrieved from http://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49891999000800003&lng=pt&nrm=isoen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.scielosp.org/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1020-49891999000800003&lng=pt&nrm=isoes_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/8904
dc.format.extenttabes_ES
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRev Panam Salud Publica;6(3),sept. 1999es_ES
dc.subjectBem-Estar da Criançaes_ES
dc.subjectRefugiadoses_ES
dc.subjectEstado Nutricionales_ES
dc.subjectAvaliação Nutricionalpt_BR
dc.subjectTerapia Cognitivaes_ES
dc.subjectRelações Mãe-Filhopt_BR
dc.subjectEstudos Transversaispt_BR
dc.subjectNicaráguaes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.titleAssessment of nutritional status, cognitive development, and mother-child interaction in Central American refugee childrenen_US
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US
dc.description.notesA cross-sectional study was conducted between July and December 1992 to assess the nutritional status, cognitive development, and mother-child interactions in a group of 153 Nicaraguan refugee children living in Costa Rica. Nutritional status was assessed using anthropometric indices. Cognitive development was assessed with the Bayley Scale of Mental Development. Mother-child interaction was assessed with the Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale and Caldwell's Home Observation and Measurement of the Environment Inventory. Correlational analysis was performed to examine the relationship between child cognitive development scores and mother-child interaction measures and also between anthropometric measures and child cognitive development scores. Multiple regression analysis was performed to evaluate the relationship between the mother-child interaction measures and cognitive development scores, after adjusting by anthropometric measures. Thirty-three percent of the children were below the 10th percentile for height-for-age. There was no significant correlation between the total amount of mother-child interaction and child cognitive development. However, certain aspects of the home environment correlated with cognitive development, specifically the manner in which the mother responded emotionally and verbally to her child, and the organization of the child's physical and temporal environment. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the manner in which the mother responded and the child's weight-for-height were important in predicting child congnitive development. The child's weight-for-height and certain aspects of the home environment played an important role in the congnitive development of this refugee population. The findings indicate the importance of assessing nutritional status in this refugee populationen_US


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